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Top RIA Firms to Watch in 2020

Published on May 20, 2020


investor.com Announces the 2020 Firms to Watch List


As the new year kicks off, more than half of Americans surveyed have vowed to improve their finances. But, as they research different financial professionals, how will they know how to choose a financial advisor they can trust?


That's where investor.com comes in.


Our main search bar across the investor.com website enables Americans to quickly pull a Checkup page for over 650,000 individuals and 7,000 RIA firms. Using the same single search bar, Americans can find a Trusted SEC-regulated RIA firm in their city. We’ve made it even easier to find a financial fiduciary with the release of our 2020 Firms to Watch list.


The 94 financial advisory firms listed below were selected using our rigorous Trust algorithm, which sorts through 23 million data points from the SEC, FINRA and manual compilations regularly. In particular, the qualifiers for the 2020 Firms to Watch are as follows: 

It is important to note that the list is not based on how many years these advisory firms have been registered or their total assets under management (AUM); it is based on the fact that they are doing business the right way.


We applaud these firms for their commitment to fiduciary advice and putting the interests of their clients first, and we’re excited to see how they grow and shape the industry in 2020.


Congratulations!

Firm Year Registered Headquarters Advisor / Client Ratio Minimum
Alpha Financial Advisors 2014 Charlotte, NC 1:43 $750,000
Alpha Investment Consulting Group 2006 Milwaukee, WI 1:2 $20,000,000
Alpha Investment Management 2005 Cincinnati, OH 1:1015 $50,000
Altman Investment Management 2001 Princeton, NJ 1:11 $1,000,000
Andco Consulting 2001 Orlando, FL 1:3 No data
Arbor Wealth Advisors 2013 Troy, MI 1:60 No data
Arcadia Investment Advisors 1999 Eagle, ID 1:131 $100,000
Aspen Capital Management 2004 Boise, ID 1:57 $500,000
Asset Advisory Group 1997 Cincinnati, OH 1:76 $250,000
Aufman Associates 1983 Sewickley, PA 1:70 $530,974
Avier Wealth Advisors 2012 Bellevue, WA 1:47 $500,000
BCR Wealth Strategies 2002 Vestavia Hills, AL 1:42 $250,000
Baxter Capital Management 1979 Indianapolis, IN 1:5 $2,500,000
BeManaged 2009 Grand Rapids, MI 1:337 No data
Bolton Partners Investment Consulting Group 1994 Baltimore, MD 1:1 No data
Brent Forrest & Associates 2011 San Antonio, TX 1:363 $500,000
Bull City Advisors 2012 Durham, NC 1:54 $2,000,000
Callan 1973 San Francisco, CA 1:4 No data
Cape Ann Capital 2006 Chester, MA 1:121 No data
Capital Resource Management 1991 Deerfield, IL 1:50 $5,000,000
Carswell Investments 2011 East Syracuse, NY 1:71 No data
Clinton Investment Management 2008 Stamford, CT 1:70 $1,000,000
Coburn Barrett 2013 San Francisco, CA 1:1 $2,000,000
Comperio Retirement Consulting 2006 Cary, NC 1:10 No data
Conservest Capital Advisors 1993 Wood, PA 1:46 $2,000,000
Corrigan Financial 1997 Middletown, RI 1:86 No data
Crosspoint Capital Management 2019 San Francisco, CA 1:142 No data
DE Groote Financial Group 2013 Westlake Village, CA 1:135 No data
DHK Financial Advisors 1993 Portsmouth, NH 1:22 No data
Denali Wealth Management 2010 Mequon, WI 1:52 No data
Dover Partners 1989 Dayton, OH 1:16 $1,000,000
Empyrion Wealth Management 1990 Roseville, CA 1:83 $1,000,000
Enright, Mollin, Cascio & Ramusevic 1990 Elmhurst, NY 1:100 No data
Equius Partners 1984 Novato, CA 1:107 No data
ForUsAll 2013 San Francisco, CA 1:4640 No data
Foster Group 1991 West Des Moines, IA 1:53 $300,000
Frank, Rimerman Advisors 2003 Palo Alto, CA 1:49 $2,142,857
Frontier Asset Management 2001 Sheridan, WY 1:357 $100,000
Fund Direct Advisors 2013 Greensboro, NC 1:40 No data
Gibson Capital 2009 Wexford, PA 1:38 $2,142,857
Grace Capital 2007 Quincy, MA 1:67 No data
Greerwalker Wealth Management 2002 Charlotte, NC 1:85 $500,000
Gutt Financial Management 1995 Atlanta, GA Unknown $1,000,000
Hanson & Doremus Investment Management 1998 Burlington, VT 1:67 $250,000
Harvest Capital Management 1995 Concord, NH 1:33 $2,000,000
Hodge Financial Services 2009 Hinsdale, NH 1:72 $50,000
International Research & Asset Management 1987 Dallas, TX 1:36 $1,000,000
Ironwood Wealth Management 2004 Hurricane, WV 1:124 $100,000
JE Wilson Advisors 1997 Columbia, SC 1:72 $600,000
Kuhn Advisors 1993 Durham, NC 1:40 $1,000,000
LCG Associates 1982 Atlanta, GA 1:3 No data
Lassus Wherley 1986 New Providence, NJ 1:39 $1,111,111
Lumin Financial 2011 Southfield, MI 1:69 $250,000
M.Z. Kark & Associates 1985 Denver, CO 1:69 No data
Madden Funds Management 1995 Oak Park, IL 1:90 $100,000
Marquette Associates 2010 Chester, PA 1:9 No data
Mercer Global Advisors 2008 Denver, CO 1:39 $500,000
Mill Creek Capital Advisors 2006 Conshohocken, PA 1:15 $3,000,000
Moler Capital Management 1995 1:44 No data
Monograph Wealth Advisors 2015 El Segundo, CA 1:43 $8,500,000
Nashville Capital Corp 1988 Nashville, TN 1:1 No data
New England Retirement Consultants 2012 Boston, MA 1:2 $25,000,000
Pacific Asset Management 2002 Gig Harbor, WA 1:81 $250,000
Paratus Financial 2005 Dallas, TX 1:20 No data
PartnersInWealth 2000 Houston, TX 1:34 $1,000,000
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation 2011 San Francisco, CA 1:139 $100,000
Pinney & Scofield 1985 Cambridge, MA 1:95 $1,000,000
Potomac Fund Management 1988 Easton, MD 1:197 $50,000
ProNvest 2002 Chattanooga, TN 1:9868 No data
Prudent Management Associates 1983 Philadelphia, PA 1:59 $1,000,000
Retirement Fund Management 2008 Atlanta, GA 1:22 $5,000,000
Riverbend Capital Advisors 2011 Chicago, IL 1:94 $500,000
Robinswood Financial 2007 Kirkland, WA 1:76 $250,000
Rowling & Associates 2012 San Diego, CA 1:76 No data
Scott Snow (financial Advisors) 2005 Westlake, OH 1:88 $2,000,000
Servus Capital Management 2016 Lynchburg, VA 1:156 No data
Siena Wealth Management 2008 San Jose, CA 1:49 $500,000
Smart Portfolios 2007 Lake Forest Park, WA 1:29 $100,000
Spectrum Financial Management 2003 San Rafael, CA 1:126 $500,000
Steele Capital Management 1995 Dubuque, IA 1:166 No data
Stolper & Co. 1976 San Diego, CA 1:48 $3,000,000
Summit Portfolio Management 1994 Las Vegas, NV 1:111 $250,000
Symmetry Partners 2002 Glastonbury, CT 1:513 No data
TFC Financial Management 1982 Boston, MA 1:35 $2,000,000
Thalassa Capital 2018 Santa Monica, CA 1:33 $250,000
The Nestegg Group 2006 Lincolnwood, IL 1:65 $200,000
The Wealth Collaborative 2007 Westlake Village, CA 1:71 $500,000
Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors 1984 Miami Beach, FL 1:78 $500,000
Tobias Financial Advisors 1989 Plantation, FL 1:46 $1,000,000
Ward & Associates 1998 Encinitas, CA 1:17 $1,000,000
WebsterRogers Financial Advisors 2002 Florence, SC 1:42 $250,000
Whelan Financial 1991 Fresno, CA 1:68 $500,000
Willow Creek Wealth Management 1999 Sebastopol, CA 1:89 $1,000,000
Wingate Wealth Advisors 1987 Lexington, MA 1:50 No data
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