The sixth edition of the FT 300 assesses registered investment advisers (RIAs) on traits desirable to investors. The formula the Financial Times (FT) uses to grade advisers is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser assets under management (AUM), asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility.
More than 2,000 RIA’s who both register with the SEC and report $300m or more in AUM were invited to participate. Some 740 RIA’s completed the application and 300 made the final list. The FT 300 is presented as an elite group and not as a competitive ranking of one to 300. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience as it reflects a sample of client experiences. The award is also not indicative of future performance and there is no guarantee of future investment success.