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Forbes' 2023 America's Top RIA Firms - Methodology

Forbes' List of America's Top RIA Firms
Methodology (as worded by Forbes)

"The Forbes ranking of America’s Top RIA Firms, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years’ experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Research summary as of October 2023: 42,643 nominations received, based on high thresholds and qualifications - 23,100 invited to complete online survey - 18,417 telephone interviews - 4,281 in-person interviews at advisor's location - 1,487 virtual interviews. No compensation was provided directly or indirectly by the recipient for participation or in connection with obtaining or using the third-party rating or award.


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