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Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms 2023 To be eligible for the Barron’s “Top 100 RIA Firms” list, firms must primarily serve personal wealth clients, provide fee-based investment advice and financial planning services, and file their own ADV statement with the SEC. Firms were required to submit a formal survey. There was no fee associated with participation. To view the full list ranking and methodology click here.
Barron’s Top Advisor Rankings by State, Robertson Breed, CFA, State of Maine 2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2017
The rankings are based on data provided by around 6,000 of the nation’s advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment-picking abilities. There was no fee associated with participation. To view the full list ranking and methodology click here.
Boston Business Journal Largest Independent Investment Advisers in Massachusetts 2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
The list ranks Massachusetts-based investment advisers by total assets under management as of June 1. There was no fee associated with participation. To view the complete list click here.
Financial Advisor Magazine Top RIAs 2023
2022
2021
2020
2018
2017
2016
To be eligible for the Financial Advisor Magazine Survey & Ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors, file their own ADV statement with the SEC, and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Firms were also required to submit a formal survey. There was no fee associated with participation. For more information on the ranking click here.
Financial Advisor Magazine Top 50 Fastest-Growing RIAs 2020 To qualify, local investment advisers were required to submit a formal survey. Total assets under management, per the survey request, refers to any assets that generate fees. There was no fee associated with participation. For more information on the ranking click here.
Financial Planning Magazine Top 150 Fee-Only RIA Firms 2023
2022
2021
COMPLY, Financial Planning Magazine’s data partner, produced the rankings by applying the following six criteria to firms’ required SEC Form ADV filings: Firms must have zero registered representatives of a broker-dealer; At least 50% of the firm’s clients must be individuals or high net worth individuals; Firms must not list commissions as a compensation arrangement; Firms must have more than zero financial planning clients; Firms must not list commission-taking businesses in “other business activities”; Firms cannot be affiliated under common ownership with commission-taking businesses. There was no fee associated with participation.
Financial Times Top 300 Independent RIAs 2020
2016
The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. As identified by the FT, the listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, years in existence, compliance record, industry credentials, and online accessibility. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to the FT in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.
Forbes America’s Top RIA Firms 2023
2022
The Forbes ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone, virtual, and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data as of 3/31. The algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and those that encompass best practices and approaches to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion and F.L.Putnam did not pay a fee to participate. To view the full list ranking and methodology click here.
Mainebiz Largest Investment Advisors in Maine 2020
2019
Firms are ranked by assets under management by Maine offices. An investment advisor as defined by FINRA provides advice about securities to clients and is required to register with the SEC or the state in which it practices. The company can be called an asset manager, investment counselor, investment manager, portfolio manager or wealth manager. Firms had to submit a survey to be considered.  F.L.Putnam did not pay a fee to participate.
Providence Business News Local Wealth Managers

2023  2022
2021
2020

The Providence Business News research team ranks firms by total assets for local accounts under management as of 7/31. This includes accounts located in Rhode Island and/or Bristol County, Mass. F.L.Putnam did not pay a fee to participate.
wealthmanagement.com RIA Edge 100 2024
2023
The RIA Edge 100 is not a ranking. Nor is it a subjective “best advisor” list based on business relationships, influencer status or social media popularity. It is not meant to be a static list. The RIA Edge 100 was designed to surface a premier group of well-managed firms that are reinvesting in their businesses, maintaining a high level of client service and continuing to grow by design, not by default. Firms cannot apply for the list, nor is there a cost to be included.