Top 50 RIAs

January 1, 2012

The Top RIAs is compiled by RIA Database, which determines its lists based on discretionary and nondiscretionary assets under management listed on SEC Form ADV. To capture independent, fee-only wealth managers, many large firms with registered reps or a high level of institutional assets were excluded. RIA Database is the leading provider of web-based, searchable databases of RIAs, Registered Reps, Broker/Dealers, and Bank/Trust Institutions.

Top RIA
By Growth
Firm NameCityStateAUM
(Billions)
Increase in
discretionary
assets
since 2008
(millions)
Total
accounts
EmployeesInvestment
advisors
Custodian clearing
Firm
Website
1GenSpring Family Off. Palm Beach GardensFL$16.85$1,572.9413,119251-50051-250Schwabgenspring.com
2Oxford Financial Group CarmelIN$10.44$393.495,19651-25011-50Schwab, Fidelityofgltd.com
3Veritable Newtown SquarePA$10.06$647.892,64251-25011-50Fidelity, Schwabveritablelp.com
4Ronald Blue & Co. RoswellGA$5.83$396.7614,271251-50051-250Schwab, Fidelityeverydaysteward.com
5BBR Partners New YorkNY$5.39$991.3698251-25011-50Schwab, Fidelitybbrpartners.com
6myCIO Wealth Partners PhiladelphiaPA$5.32$568.163,54611-5011-50Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Pershing, myciowp.com
7KLS Professional Advisors Group New YorkNY$4.18$459.446,89411-5011-50Schwab, Fidelityklsadvisors.com
8Luminous Capital Los AngelesCA$3.86$2,018.461,48211-5011-50Schwab, Fidelityluminouscap.com
9Ballentine PartnersWalthamMA$3.25$1,928.002,23811-5011-50Fidelity, Schwabballentinepartners.com
10Buckingham Asset ManagementSt LouisMO$3.12$1,345.837,47851-25011-50Schwabbuckinghamassetmanagement.com
11Wetherby Asset ManagementSan FranciscoCA$3.02$752.833,11751-25011-50Schwabwetherby.com
12Spruce Private Investors StamfordCT$2.85$1,229.4417011-506-10N/Aspruceinvest.com
13Evercore Wealth Management New YorkNY$2.53$2,401.7881911-5011-50N/Aevercorewealthmanagement.com
14Tiedemann Wealth Management New YorkNY$2.37$319.3995411-5011-50N/Atiedemannwealth.com
15Creative PlanningOverland ParkKS$2.26$1,393.277,67711-5011-50TD Ameritrade, Schwabthinkingbeyond.com
16Atherton Lane Advisers Menlo ParkCA$2.25$425.6574211-5011-50Schwabathertonlane.com
17Evanson Asset Management CarmelCA$2.19$410.092,9706-101-5Schwab, Vanguard, Fidelity, Aegon, TD Ameritradeevansonasset.com
18Signature Financial Management NorfolkVA$2.16$1,303.6879411-5011-50Schwab, Fidelitysignatureus.com
19Savant Capital Management RockfordIL$2.09$533.972,21151-25011-50TD Ameritrade, Schwab, Fidelity, The Vanguard Groupzeroalphagroup.com
20Arlington Partners BirminghamAL$2.06$619.3470311-506-10N/Aarlingtonpartners.com
21Mill Creek Capital Advisors ConshohockenPA$2.00$907.281,87211-506-10N/Amireekcap.com
22RMB Capital ManagementChicagoIL$2.00$346.087,45351-25051-250Fidelity,Morgan Stanley, Schwab, Smith Barneyrmbcap.com
23Silver BridgeBostonMA$1.94$608.991,92111-5011-50N/Asilverbridgeadv.com
24Capital Investment Counsel IncDenverCO$1.83$470.033,74211-5011-50Schwabcicinvestments.com
25Joel Isaacson & Co. New YorkNY$1.75$714.332,94511-5011-50Schwab, TD Ameritradejoelisaacson.com
26Balasa Dinverno Foltz ItascaIL$1.74$325.673,14411-5011-50Schwab, TD Ameritradebdfllc.com
27Manchester Capital Management ManchesterVT$1.70$350.7785311-506-10Schwab, Fidelitymcmllc.com
28Halbert HargroveLong BeachCA$1.66$308.5366911-5011-50Fidelityhalberthargrove.com
29Dowling & Yahnke San DiegoCA$1.58$411.392,53311-506-10Schwabdywealth.com
30ThomasPartners WellesleyMA$1.36$522.672,2926-106-10TD Ameritrade, Schwabthomaspartnerscom
31Adviser InvestmentsNewtonMA$1.34$464.934,54411-5011-50Fidelityadviserinvestments.com
32Columbia Financial Advisors WashingtonDC$1.28$1,254.90731-51-5Schwabcolumbiaadvisors.com
33Hillview Capital Advisors RadnorPA$1.24$419.1899611-506-10Fidelityhillviewcap.com
34Alesco Advisors PittsfordNY$1.24$563.0262811-506-10Schwabalescoadvisors.com
35Steele Capital Management DubuqueIA$1.20$598.771,42711-506-10Schwabsteelecapital.com
36Miller/Russell & Associates PhoenixAZ$1.17$809.1643311-506-10Schwabmiller-russell.com
37Mainstay Capital Management Grand BlancMI$1.12$455.902,95811-506-10Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrademainstaycapital.com
38Tower Wealth Managers Prairie VillageKS$1.10$402.961,6166-101-5N/Atowerwealthmanagers.com
39WIPFLi Hewins Investment Advisors San MateoCA$1.08$401.991,82111-5011-50Schwab & Company, wipflihewins.com
40Pathstone Family Office EnglewoodNJ$1.04$647.8384511-506-10Pershing, , Schwabpathstone.com
41Gibson Capital WexfordPA$1.00$894.645496-101-5Fidelitygibsoncapital.com
42Brouwer & Janachowski TiburonCA$0.97$371.6498311-506-10Schwabfundmastery.com
43Banyan Partners Palm Beach GardensFL$0.97$563.632,89711-506-10Fidelity, Schwabbanyanpartners.net
44Modera Wealth Management BostonMA$0.96$942.972,71611-5011-50N/Abackbayfinancial.com
45Bristlecone Advisors SeattleWA$0.96$324.6452611-506-10Schwabbristleconeadvisors.com
46Covenant Multi-family Offices San AntonioTX$0.88$881.0050111-5011-50N/Aconvenantmfo.com
47Arcus Capital Partners AtlantaGA$0.85$497.504986-101-5Schwabarcuscp.com
48Balentine AtlantaGA$0.79$388.2960711-506-10Pershing, balentine.com
49Investment Counsel Co. Of NevadaLas VegasNV$0.77$470.9659211-501-5Schwabiccnv.com
50HPM Partners New YorkNY$0.75$754.2715511-506-10Schwabhpmpartners.com

Fastest Growing RIAs


The list of top RIAs by growth was compiled by RIA Database, which ranks firms by the increase in their discretionary assets since 2008. RIA Database is the leading provider of web-based, searchable databases of RIAs, Registered Reps, Broker/Dealers, and Bank/Trust Institutions.

Emerging
Managers
Ranked by AUM
Firm NameCityStateTotal AUM
(millions)
Growth in
AUM since
2008 (millions)
EmployeesInvestment
advisors
Websites
1Huber FinancialBuffalo GroveIL$493.02$208.956-101-5huberfinancial.com
2Vision Capital Management PortlandOR$461.20$288.746-106-10vcmi.net
3Daintree Advisors BostonMA$450.00$450.0011-506-10daintreeadvisors.com
4Patriot Investment Management Group KnoxvilleTN$432.06$253.6311-5011-50patriotinvestment.com
5Relyea Zuckerberg HansonStamfordCT$427.00$427.006-101-5rzhadvisors.com
6Granite Investment PartnersEl SegundoCA$418.19$418.1911-506-10granitepartners-llc.com
7TrovenaRedondo BeachCA$413.06$263.066-106-10trovena.com
8Glassman Wealth ServicesMcleanVA$407.10$407.101-51-5glassmanwealth.com
9Botty Investors ChicagoIL$405.00$405.001-51-5N/A
10Congress Wealth Management BostonMA$401.61$401.616-101-5congresswealth.com
11AssetbuilderPlanoTX$401.35$258.086-101-5assetbuilder.com
12Next Capital Management New YorkNY$392.24$225.766-106-10nextcapitalmgmt.com
13Sequent Asset ManagementHoustonTX$390.16$276.281-51-5sequentasset.com
14Wealthquest CorporationCinnatiOH$388.15$206.1511-506-10wqcorp.com
15Novare Capital ManagementCharlotteNC$385.20$204.966-106-10novarecapital.com
16Independence AdvisorsWaynePA$382.08$382.081-51-5independenceadvisors.com
17Stillwater Capital AdvisorsWaynePA$382.00$382.006-101-5stillwateradv.com
18Clear Harbor Asset ManagementNew YorkNY$378.68$378.6811-506-10clearharboram.com
19Yolles, Toal & Post - Diversified PortfoliosBloomfield HillsMI$375.00$304.301-51-5diversifiedportfolios.net
20Gratus Capital ManagementAtlantaGA$365.00$265.006-101-5gratuscapital.com
21The Moorings GroupAtlantaGA$362.07$230.851-51-5mooringsgroup.com
22Agw Capital AdvisorsTampaFL$361.68$361.681-51-5agwcapital.com
23Hartland & Co.ClevelandOH$355.59$355.5911-5011-50hartlandco.com
24Astraeus Wealth AdvisersPark RidgeIL$352.60$213.251-51-5astraeusadvisers.com
25Oak Tree Advisory Services CarlsbadCA$350.95$325.451-51-5oaktreeadvisory.com
26Palisade Asset ManagementMinneapolisMN$349.13$220.886-106-10palisadeam.com
27Galapagos PartnersHoustonTX$335.87$279.101-51-5gplp.com
28Trinity Portfolio AdvisorsFort WorthTX$325.99$325.9911-5011-50themgroup.org
29Yeske Buie ViennaVA$325.84$325.846-101-5davidyeske.com
30Pure Financial AdvisorsSan DiegoCA$322.89$319.9211-5011-50purefinancial.com
31O'Brien ManagementCambridgeMA$321.51$321.516-106-10obrienmanagement.com
32Carnegie Investment CounselBeachwoodOH$313.60$313.606-106-10carnegie-capital.com
33Quorum Investment CounselMiamiFL$313.00$313.001-51-5quorumcounsel.com
34Spectrum Management GroupIndianapolisIN$306.98$306.986-101-5spectrum-mgmt.com
35Empirical Wealth ManagementSeattleWA$291.13$291.136-101-5empiradio.com
36DLS Capital Management BannockburnIL$274.50$274.501-51-5dlscapital.net
37Evermay Wealth ManagementWashingtonDC$269.21$269.216-101-5evermaywealth.com
38Bienville Capital ManagementNew YorkNY$260.94$260.946-101-5bienvillecapital.com
39Sundance AdvisorsPittsburghPA$250.00$225.001-51-5N/A
40Keats, Connelly And AssociatesPhoenixAZ$248.76$248.7611-5011-50keatsconnelly.ca
41Summit Wealth ManagementOrlandoFL$243.88$211.646-101-5mysummitwealth.com
42Wanger OmniwealthChicagoIL$241.20$241.206-106-10wangeromniwealth.com
43McNamara Financial ServicesMarshfieldMA$236.69$236.696-101-5mcnamarafinancial.com
44Etesian Wealth AdvisorsLake OswegoOR$231.57$231.576-101-5etesianwealthadvisors.com
45The Mather GroupOakbrook TerraceIL$224.00$224.001-51-5themathergroup.com
46Kavar Capital PartnersLeawoodKS$210.51$210.511-51-5kavarcapital.com
47Garde CapitalSeattleWA$206.70$206.706-106-10gardecapital.com
48Bridgewater Wealth & Financial ManagementBethesdaMD$202.67$202.676-101-5bridgewaterwealth.com
49Yellowbrickroad Financial AdvisorsSan FranciscoCA$198.97$198.976-101-5ww.ybrfinancialadvisors.com
50The Insight GroupSalt Lake CityUT$197.00$197.006-106-10insightgroup.com

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