Top 50 Fastest-Growing RIAs

Forbes 2011


While the economic downturn was a harsh reality for much of the financial world, these RIAs managed to grow their firms at rapid rates during the recession. The RIAs on this list added the most net new assets to their firms since 2008. The source of the new assets: Wall Street brokers who joined them and brought along clients, investors who left their old financial advisors on Wall Street and acquisitions of other RIAs…

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RIA Database compiled the Top Advisor lists using data as reported March 31, 2013. The Top Advisor list ranked RIAs (registered investment advisors) based on total assets under management. The Growth list ranked RIAs (registered investment advisors) based on their growth in total assets under management as reported March 31, 2011 through March 31, 2013. The Emerging Advisors list ranked RIAs (registered investment advisors) under $500 million in total assets under management based on growth in total assets under management as reported March 31, 2011 through March 31, 2013. Advisors qualified based on quantitative and qualitative factors. RIAs(registered investment advisors) qualified for the list if at least 50% of their clients include high net worth and/or non high net worth individuals and conduct wealth management selection and/or financial planning services. Firms that were dually registered with FINRA as a broker/dealer and firms where their primary business includes managing hedge funds or mutual funds were excluded. Firms affiliated with banks or broker/dealers were included. Firms with no or unreported assets under management as of March 31, 2011 were excluded from the lists.

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