We are pleased to announce that Smith & Howard Wealth Managementhas been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers, as of June 18, 2015. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.
This is the second annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the FT in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the investment management industry. More than 2,000 elite RIA firms were invited to apply for consideration, based on their assets under management (AUM). The 630 RIA firms that applied were then graded six criteria: AUM; AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials; online accessibility; and compliance records.
The “average” FT 300 firm has been in existence for 23 years and manages $2.6 billion in assets. The 300 top RIAs hail from 34 states and Washington, D.C., and, on average, saw their total AUM rise by 18% in 2014.
Tim Agnew, Managing Director of SHWM said that this recognition by the Financial Times “underscores our commitment to providing our clients with an educated, well-credentialed group of professionals while growing our business in a steady, strategic manner. This allows us to always focus on the high level of personal client service that is the hallmark of our firm.”