Top RIA Firms to Watch in 2020

Published on January 16, 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 Licensed Staff
Siena Wealth Management 2008 San Jose, CA 1:49 $500,000 View Directory
Riverbend Capital Advisors 2011 Chicago, IL 1:88 $500,000 View Directory
Denali Wealth Management 2010 Mequon, WI 1:43 $0 View Directory
Kuhn Advisors 1993 Durham, NC 1:52 $1,000,000 View Directory
Summit Portfolio Management 1994 Las Vegas, NV 1:100 $250,000 View Directory
Andco Consulting 2001 Orlando, FL 1:3 $0 View Directory
Moler Capital Management 1995 1:41 $0 View Directory
Rowling & Associates 2012 San Diego, CA 1:81 $0 View Directory
DHK Financial Advisors 1993 Portsmouth, NH 1:23 $0 View Directory
Frank, Rimerman Advisors 2003 Palo Alto, CA 1:47 $2,142,857 View Directory
Retirement Fund Management 2008 Atlanta, GA 1:11 $5,000,000 View Directory
BeManaged 2009 Grand Rapids, MI 1:443 $0 View Directory
Clinton Investment Management 2008 Stamford, CT 1:71 $1,000,000 View Directory
Alpha Financial Advisors 2014 Charlotte, NC 1:34 $750,000 View Directory
Prudent Management Associates 1983 Philadelphia, PA 1:79 $1,000,000 View Directory
Whelan Financial 1991 Fresno, CA 1:67 $500,000 View Directory
Potomac Fund Management 1988 Easton, MD 1:211 $50,000 View Directory
Corrigan Financial 1997 Middletown, RI 1:85 $0 View Directory
DE Groote Financial Group 2013 Westlake Village, CA 1:155 $0 View Directory
Scott Snow (financial Advisors) LLC 2005 Westlake, OH 1:86 $2,000,000 View Directory
Berk Cleveland Rathmell Wealth Strategies 2002 Vestavia Hills, AL 1:40 $250,000 View Directory
International Research & Asset Management 1987 Dallas, TX 1:36 $1,000,000 View Directory
Foster Group 1991 West Des Moines, IA 1:52 $300,000 View Directory
Servus Capital Management 2009 Lynchburg, VA 1:26 $0 View Directory
Wingate Wealth Advisors 1987 Lexington, MA 1:48 $0 View Directory
Ironwood Wealth Management 2004 Hurricane, WV 1:122 $100,000 View Directory
Lumin Financial 2011 Southfield, MI 1:72 $250,000 View Directory
Lassus Wherley 1986 New Providence, NJ 1:35 $1,111,111 View Directory
Mill Creek Capital Advisors 2006 Conshohocken, PA 1:17 $3,000,000 View Directory
Sanctuary Wealth Advisors 2012 San Francisco, CA 1:125 $0 View Directory
Coburn Barrett 2013 San Francisco, CA 1:1 $2,000,000 View Directory
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation 2011 San Francisco, CA 1:113 $100,000 View Directory
Bolton Partners Investment Consulting Group 1994 Baltimore, MD 1:1 $0 View Directory
Bull City Advisors 2012 Durham, NC 1:56 $2,000,000 View Directory
Alpha Investment Consulting Group 2006 Milwaukee, WI 1:23 $20,000,000 View Directory
Greerwalker Wealth Management 2002 Charlotte, NC 1:72 $500,000 View Directory
Arbor Wealth Advisors 2013 Troy, MI 1:65 $0 View Directory
Gibson Capital 2009 Wexford, PA 1:37 $2,142,857 View Directory
Equius Partners 1984 Novato, CA 1:106 $0 View Directory
Cape Ann Capital 2006 Chester, MA 1:66 $0 View Directory
M.Z. Kark & Associates 1985 Denver, CO 1:65 $0 View Directory
Smart Portfolios 2007 Lake Forest Park, WA 1:22 $100,000 View Directory
Grace Capital 2007 Quincy, MA 1:115 $0 View Directory
Altman Investment Management 2001 Princeton, NJ 1:11 $1,000,000 View Directory
Empyrion Wealth Management 1990 Roseville, CA 1:86 $1,500,000 View Directory
JE Wilson Advisors 1997 Columbia, SC 1:116 $600,000 View Directory
LCG Associates 1982 Atlanta, GA 1:3 $0 View Directory
Symmetry Partners 2002 Glastonbury, CT 1:595 $0 View Directory
Pinney & Scofield 1985 Cambridge, MA 1:96 $1,000,000 View Directory
The Wealth Collaborative 2007 Westlake Village, CA 1:61 $500,000 View Directory
Hodge Financial Services 2009 Hinsdale, NH 1:69 $50,000 View Directory
New England Retirement Consultants 2012 Boston, MA 1:2 $25,000,000 View Directory
Carswell Investments 2011 East Syracuse, NY 1:69 $0 View Directory
ForUsAll 2013 San Francisco, CA 1:1577 $0 View Directory
PartnersInWealth 2000 Houston, TX 1:34 $1,000,000 View Directory
Baxter Capital Management 1979 Indianapolis, IN 1:5 $2,500,000 View Directory
Callan Associates 1973 San Francisco, CA 1:5 $0 View Directory
Asset Advisory Group 1997 Cincinnati, OH 1:85 $250,000 View Directory
Pacific Asset Management 2002 Gig Harbor, WA 1:80 $250,000 View Directory
Brent Forrest & Associates 2011 San Antonio, TX 1:335 $500,000 View Directory
Dover Partners 1989 Dayton, OH 1:19 $1,000,000 View Directory
Robinswood Financial 2007 Kirkland, WA 1:76 $250,000 View Directory
Spectrum Financial Management 2003 San Rafael, CA 1:126 $500,000 View Directory
Aspen Capital Management 2004 Boise, ID 1:52 $500,000 View Directory
Tobias Financial Advisors 1989 Plantation, FL 1:41 $1,000,000 View Directory
The Nestegg Group 2006 Lincolnwood, IL 1:66 $200,000 View Directory
Mercer Advisors 2008 Denver, CO 1:37 $350,000 View Directory
Fund Direct Advisors 2013 Greensboro, NC 1:59 $0 View Directory
Paratus Financial 2005 Dallas, TX 1:26 $0 View Directory
Nashville Capital Corp 1988 Nashville, TN 1:1 $0 View Directory
Comperio Retirement Consulting 2006 Cary, NC 1:15 $0 View Directory
Monograph Wealth Advisors 2015 El Segundo, CA 1:37 $8,500,000 View Directory
Stolper & Co. 1976 San Diego, CA 1:50 $3,000,000 View Directory
Thalassa Capital 2013 Santa Monica, CA 1:13 $250,000 View Directory
WebsterRogers Financial Advisors 2002 Florence, SC 1:41 $250,000 View Directory
Avier Wealth Advisors 2012 Bellevue, WA 1:44 $500,000 View Directory
Peirce Park Group 2010 Chester, PA 1:9 $0 View Directory
ProNvest 2002 Chattanooga, TN 1:8094 $0 View Directory
TFC Financial Management 1982 Boston, MA 1:35 $2,000,000 View Directory
Steele Capital Management 1995 Dubuque, IA 1:163 $0 View Directory
Willow Creek Wealth Management 1999 Sebastopol, CA 1:109 $1,000,000 View Directory
Alpha Investment Management 2005 Cincinnati, OH 1:998 $50,000 View Directory
Capital Resource Management 1991 Deerfield, IL 1:50 $5,000,000 View Directory
Enright, Mollin, Cascio & Ramusevic 1990 Elmhurst, NY 1:101 $0 View Directory
Harvest Capital Management 1995 Concord, NH 1:33 $2,000,000 View Directory
Hanson & Doremus Investment Management 1998 Burlington, VT 1:65 $250,000 View Directory
Frontier Asset Management 2001 Sheridan, WY 1:698 $100,000 View Directory
Conservest Capital Advisors 1993 Wood, PA 1:46 $2,000,000 View Directory
Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors 1984 Miami Beach, FL 1:97 $500,000 View Directory
Gutt Financial Management 1995 Atlanta, GA Unknown $1,000,000 View Directory
Aufman Associates 1983 Sewickley, PA 1:68 $530,974 View Directory
Madden Funds Management 1995 Oak Park, IL 1:95 $100,000 View Directory
Arcadia Investment Advisors 1999 Eagle, ID 1:126 $100,000 View Directory
Ward & Associates 1998 Encinitas, CA 1:27 $1,000,000 View Directory