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* The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1000” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among the factors that advisors are assessed include their assets under management, revenues, the quality of service provided to clients, and their adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.wcorg.com for more information.
The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.wcorg.com for more information.
*Worth Magazine's Nations Top Wealth Advisors are selected based on advisors experience, education, certifications, fiduciary status, compliance record, wealth management services, methods of compensation and scope of current business. Please see www.worth.com for more information.
*Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor of any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation.
The principle behind the Financial Times 400 – is to focus on investors. Financial advisers were assessed from the perspective of current and prospective investors. The FT rewarded attributes that investors care about (or should care about) and not the value of those advisers or bodies. The methodology is quantifiable and objective. In autumn 2012, the FT solicited advisers’ practice information from the 40 largest US broker-dealers and requested data for each group’s most elite advisers. By working with organizations instead of individuals, the FT was able to obtain verified adviser data instead of relying on self-reporting, thus increasing credibility. The FT assessed those with more than 10 years of experience and $250m or more in assets under management (AUM); brokerages had no subjective input The formula used is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser AUM, asset growth, years of experience, industry certification, Finra compliance record and online accessibility: ?AUM signals experience managing money and client trust.
*AUM growth rate Growing assets is a proxy for performance and for asset retention and ability to generate business ?Years of experience indicates experience managing assets in different economic and interest rate environments. ?Compliance record provides evidence of past client disputes. A string of complaints can indicate problems. ?Industry certifications (CFA, CFP, etc) show technical and industry knowledge and obtaining these designations shows a professional commitment to investment skills.
*Online accessibility illustrates commitment to providing investors with easy access and transparent contact information. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80-85 per cent of each adviser’s score. While each adviser earned an individual score and could be ranked against another, the FT 400 is presented as an elite group, not a competitive ranking.
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*The rankings are based on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of seven years financial service experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports and customer satisfaction reports. Advisors are quantitatively ranked based on varying types of revenues and asset advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Additional qualitative measures include: in depth interviews and discussions with senior management, peers and customers. Because individual client portfolio performance varies and it typically unedited, this ranking focused on customer satisfaction and quality of advise. Please see www.WCorg.com for more information.