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The Top 150 RIA Firms ranking showed which practices rose to the top, based on AUM. But other metrics go to the heart of creating a beneficial client experience.

With more than a third of America’s RIAs loosing assets under management last year, we wanted to take a look at another critical differentiator: employee headcount.

We re-ranked the Top 150 RIA Firms list to determine who leads the pack when it comes to number of employees. Click through the slides to see where the top firms stack up under this metric. If a firm did not make the Top 150 Firms list last year, the 2016 adviser headcount was not recorded.

For more insight, and to see how the RIA Leaders stack up, read our feature story, “Top RIAs lose ground,” written by Senior Editor Ann Marsh.

As with previous years, our 6th annual Leaders ranking makes every effort to exclude firms with conflicts of interest, such as broker-dealer and insurance company affiliations. You can see our methodology here.