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100 Top Fee-Only Firms

Financial Planning's third annual list of the top 100 RIA leaders identifies the upper echelon of a variegated field of more than 19,000 RIAs nationwide. Some experts predict that the largest of these will grow to anywhere between $50 billion to $100 billion in AUM in the next couple of decades. Click here to read the full story, or browse through this list to see the year's chart-toppers.

No.1 Oxford Financial Group

No.1 Oxford Financial Group

Location: Carmel, Ind.


AUM (in billions): $10.820


Investor Advisors: 30


Client Accounts: 6,100


Jeffery H. Thomasson, CEO & Managing Director, pictured above

No.2 Rockefeller & Co.

No.2 Rockefeller & Co.

Location: New York


AUM (in billions): $10.634


Investor Advisors: 56


Client Accounts: 2,889

No.3 Shepherd Kaplan

No.3 Shepherd Kaplan

Location: Boston


AUM (in billions): $9.075


Investor Advisors: 16


Client Accounts: 1,688

No.4 Summit Rock Advisors

No.4 Summit Rock Advisors

Location: New York


AUM (in billions): $7.985


Investor Advisors: 18


Client Accounts: 64

No.5 Creative Planning

No.5 Creative Planning

Location: Leawood, Kan.


AUM (in billions): $7.808


Investor Advisors: 38


Client Accounts: 21,182


Peter Mallouk, Founder, pictured above

No.6 Ronald Blue & Co.

No.6 Ronald Blue & Co.

Location: Roswell, Ga.


AUM (in billions): $7.569


Investor Advisors: 143


Client Accounts: 16.689


Russ Crosson, President & CEO, pictured above

No.7 Aspiriant

No.7 Aspiriant

Location: San Francisco


AUM (in billions): $7.210


Investor Advisors: 51


Client Accounts: 4,752


Rob Francais, CEO, Principal, pictured above

No.8 Advanced Capital Group

No.8 Advanced Capital Group

Location: Minneapolis


AUM (in billions): $7.130


Investor Advisors: 10


Client Accounts: 325

No.9 Tag Associates

No.9 Tag Associates

Location: New York


AUM (in billions): $7.020


Investor Advisors: 15


Client Accounts: 1,049

No.10 BBR Partners

No.10 BBR Partners

Location: New York


AUM (in billions): $6.593


Investor Advisors: 54


Client Accounts: 1,235

#11-#20 | Lisette Cooper, Founder of Athena Capital Advisors, pictured above

#11-#20 | Lisette Cooper, Founder of Athena Capital Advisors, pictured above

No.11 Mycio Wealth Partners | Location: Philadelphia | AUM (in billions): $5.998



No.12 Mercer Global Advisors | Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $4.893



No.13 Reinhart Partners | Location: Mequon, Wis. | AUM (in billions): $4.488



No.14 Athena Capital Advisors | Location: Lincoln, Mass. | AUM (in billions): $4.288



No.15 Baker Street Advisors | Location: San Francisco | AUM (in billions): $4.200



No.16 Clarfeld Financial Advisors | Location: Tarrytown, N.Y. | AUM (in billions): $4.125



No.17 Gresham Partners | Location: Chicago | AUM (in billions): $3.859



No.18 Ballentine Partners | Location: Waltham, Mass. | AUM (in billions): $3.823



No.19 Sontag Advisory | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $3.605



No.20 Tolleson Private Wealth Management | Location: Dallas | AUM (in billions): $3.498

#21-#30 | Peter Raimondi, Founder of Banyan Partners, pictured above

#21-#30 | Peter Raimondi, Founder of Banyan Partners, pictured above

No.21 Wetherby Asset Management | Location: San Francisco | AUM (in billions): $3.393



No.22 Altair Advisers | Location: Chicago | AUM (in billions): $3.351



No.23 Ferguson Wellman Capital Management | Location: Portland, Ore. | AUM (in billions):$3.241



No.24 Federal Street Advisors | Location: Boston | AUM (in billions): $3.185



No.25 Banyan Partners | Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | AUM (in billions): $3.172



No.26 Gofen and Glossberg | Location: Chicago | AUM (in billions): $2.996



No.27 Hewins Financial Advisors | Location: San Mateo, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $2.953



No.28 Bartlett & Co. | Location: Cincinnati | AUM (in billions): $2.916



No.29 Savant Capital | Location: Rockford, Ill. | AUM (in billions): $2.910



No.30 Signature Financial Management | Location: Norfolk, Va. | AUM (in billions): $2.768

#31-#40 | Richard M. Burridge Jr., Founding Principal, CEO, CIO of RMB Capital Management, pictured above

#31-#40 | Richard M. Burridge Jr., Founding Principal, CEO, CIO of RMB Capital Management, pictured above

No.31 HPM Partners | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $2.738



No.32 RMB Capital Management | Location: Chicago | AUM (in billions): $2.657



No.33 Northeast Financial Consultants | Location: Westport, Conn. | AUM (in billions): $2.637



No.34 Iron Capital Advisors | Location: Atlanta | AUM (in billions): $2.633



No.35 Executive Monetary Management | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $2.587



No.36 Homrich & Berg | Location: Atlanta | AUM (in billions): $2.565



No.37 Douglas C. Lane & Associates | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $2.542



No.38 Heck Capital Advisors | Location: Rhinelander, Wis. | AUM (in billions): $2.526



No.39 Threshold Group | Location: Gig Harbor, Wash. | AUM (in billions): $2.524



No.40 Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough | Location: San Francisco | AUM (in billions): $2.454

#41-#50

#41-#50

No.41 Pacific Portfolio Consulting | Location: Seattle | AUM (in billions): $2.417



No.42 Manchester Capital Management | Location: Manchester, Vt. | AUM (in billions): $2.410



No.43 Regentatlantic Capital | Location: Morristown, N.J. | AUM (in billions): $2.330



No.44 Dowling & Yahnke | Location: San Diego | AUM (in billions): $2.328



No.45 Balasa Dinverno Foltz | Location: Itasca, Ill. | AUM (in billions): $2.306



No.46 The Bollard Group | Location: Boston | AUM (in billions): $2.296



No.47 WMS Partners | Location: Towson, Md. | AUM (in billions): $2.289



No.48 R.M. Davis | Location: Portland, Maine | AUM (in billions): $2.274



No.49 Atherton Lane Advisers | Location: Menlo Park, Calif | AUM (in billions): $2.269



No.50 Inverness Counsel | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $2.250

#51-#60

#51-#60

No.51 ThomasPartners | Location: Wellesley, Mass. | AUM (in billions): $2.240



No.52 First Foundation Advisors | Location: Irvine, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $2.229



No.53 RGT Capital Management | Location: Dallas | AUM (in billions): $2.206



No.54 Matter Family Office (formerly Financial Management Partners) | Location: Clayton, Mo. | AUM (in billions): $2.183



No.55 Silver Bridge Capital Management | Location: Boston | AUM (in billions): $2.154



No.56 Massey Quick | Location: Morristown, N.J. | AUM (in billions): $2.149



No.57 Miller Investment Management | Location: West Conshohocken, Pa. | AUM (in billions): $2.133



No.58 Arlington Partners | Location: Birmingham, Ala. | AUM (in billions): $2.127



No.59 CM Wealth Advisors | Location: Cleveland | AUM (in billions): $2.054



No.60 Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors | Location: Long Beach, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $2.045

#61-#70 | Wayne F. Wilbanks, Managing Principal and CIO of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, pictured above

#61-#70 | Wayne F. Wilbanks, Managing Principal and CIO of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, pictured above

No.61 Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management | Location: Norfolk, Va. | AUM (in billions): $1.998



No.62 Adams Hall Wealth Advisors | Location: Tulsa, Okla. | AUM (in billions): $1.989



No.63 Beaumont Financial Partners | Location: Wellesley Hills, Mass. | AUM (in billions): $1.982



No.64 BKD Wealth Advisors | Location: Springfield, Mo. | AUM (in billions): $1.976



No.65 Miller/Russell & Associates | Location: Phoenix, Ariz | AUM (in billions): $1.950



No.66 Linscomb & Williams | Location: Houston | AUM (in billions): $1.935



No.67 Capital Investment Counsel | Location: Denver | AUM (in billions): $1.916



No.68 Northwest Capital Management | Location: Portland, Ore. | AUM (in billions): $1.896



No.69 First Endowment Development | Location: Houston | AUM (in billions): $1.886



No.70 Plancorp | Location: Saint Louis | AUM (in billions): $1.878

#71-#80

#71-#80

No.71 South Texas Money Management | Location: San Antonio | AUM (in billions): $1.865



No.72 Courier Capital | Location: Buffalo, N.Y. | AUM (in billions): $1.857



No.73 Brighton Jones | Location: Seattle | AUM (in billions): $1.833



No.74 Meristem | Location: Minnetonka, Minn. | AUM (in billions): $1.797/p>

No.75 Badgley, Phelps and Bell | Location: Seattle | AUM (in billions): $1.792



No.76 Spruce Private Investors | Location: Stamford, Conn. | AUM (in billions): $1.739



No.77 Budros, Ruhlin & Roe | Location: Columbus, Ohio | AUM (in billions): $1.735



No.78 Index Funds Advisors | Location: Irvine, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $1.730



No.79 Alesco Advisors | Location: Pittsford, N.Y. | AUM (in billions): $1.690



No.80 Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors | Location: San Mateo, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $1.644

#81-#90

#81-#90

No.81 PHH Investments | Location: Addison, Texas | AUM (in billions): $1.608



No.82 Warren Averett Asset Management | Location: Birmingham, Ala. | AUM (in billions): $1.607



No.83 Geller Family Office Services | Location: New York | AUM (in billions): $1.605



No.84 Rinet Company | Location: Boston | AUM (in billions): $1.572



No.85 Laird Norton Tyee Asset Strategies | Location: Seattle | AUM (in billions): $1.570



No.86 Southeast Asset Advisors | Location: Thomasville, Ga. | AUM (in billions): $1.541



No.87 Green Square Capital | Location: Memphis, Tenn. | AUM (in billions): $1.538



No.88 JMG Financial Group | Location: Oak Brook, Ill. | AUM (in billions): $1.533



No.89 SignatureFD | Location: Atlanta | AUM (in billions): $1.513



No.90 McCutchen Group | Location: Seattle | AUM (in billions): $1.500

#91-#100 | Robert Balentine, CEO of Balentine, pictured above

#91-#100 | Robert Balentine, CEO of Balentine, pictured above

No.91 Balentine | Location: Atlanta | AUM (in billions): $1.483



No.92 Concert Wealth Management | Location: San Jose, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $1.466



No.93 Wescott Financial Advisory Group | Location: Philadelphia | AUM (in billions): $1.462



No.94 Palladium Partners | Location: Norfolk, Va. | AUM (in billions): $1.439



No.95 Hillview Capital Advisors | Location: Radnor, Pa. | AUM (in billions): $1.438



No.96 Heritage Investors Management | Location: Bethesda, Md. | AUM (in billions): $1.420



No.97 The MDE Group | Location: Morristown, N.J. | AUM (in billions): $1.404



No.98 Riverpoint Capital Management | Location: Cincinnati | AUM (in billions): $1.378



No.99 Zemenick & Walker | Location: Saint Louis | AUM (in billions): $1.360



No.100 Mozaic | Location: Beverly Hills, Calif. | AUM (in billions): $1.349

These fast-growing firms are pushing boundaries and setting a new pace. See who topped the charts on Financial Planning's third annual list of RIA leaders.

Comments (2)
Could I possibly be the only one who reads articles like this and think "I thought we were in the people business not just how many dollars we can secure"? I remember when our job was serve our client and to serve THEIR NEEDS and now all we read is about OUR NEEDS OR AUM. Sorry folks....and regulators....you all are missing the point. People want a person who cares whether they get to their goals and who puts their interests before our own....and is there when they call. Funny that I am the one that is suspect these days because I only work on commission. Amazing.
Posted by Maeva T | Monday, January 13 2014 at 4:24PM ET
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Posted by jtllopsg k | Saturday, April 05 2014 at 6:02PM ET
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