In compiling its list, SmartAsset only considered Ohio-based financial advisory firms that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If a firm did not have financial planning services, did not manage individual accounts or had disciplinary issues on its record, it was taken out of consideration. The firms on this list are ranked from highest assets under management to lowest. 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.