By Creative Planning
Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in America
Barron’s Magazine 2011
Here are America’s top independent financial advisors, as identified by Barron’s. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for their firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and then rates the rest by comparing them with the No. 1-ranked advisor. “N” indicates the advisor wasn’t ranked in 2010…
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The Barron’s rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment-picking abilities.
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