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50 Emerging Fee-Only RIA Firms

Top 50 Emerging, Fee-Only RIA Firms Top 50 Emerging, Fee-Only RIA Firms

As the RIA industry grows and reshapes itself, advisors need to keep an eye on the shifting competitive landscape.
In our annual RIA Leaders report, in addition to identifying the top 50 firms by AUM and by growth, Financial Planning ran the numbers to find 50 emerging fee-only RIA firms to watch. Firms were ranked by AUM growth since 2006. All have less than $500 million in AUM yet are growing rapidly. Click through to see the full list.

50. Irongate International 50. Irongate International

Location: Moline, Ill.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $326.42


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: irongateinternational.com

49. Smith Anglin Financial 49. Smith Anglin Financial

Location: Dallas


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $330


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: smithanglin.com

48. O'Brien Management 48. O'Brien Management

Location: Cambridge, Mass.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $331.29


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: obrienmanagement.com

47. Sloan Wealth Management 47. Sloan Wealth Management

Location: Dallas


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $331.12


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: sloanwm.com

46. Spectrum Management Group 46. Spectrum Management Group

Location: Indianapolis


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $334.41


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: spectrum-mgmt.com

45. Zuckerman Investment Group 45. Zuckerman Investment Group

Location: Chicago


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $337.06


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: zuckermaninvestmentgroup.com

44. Yeske Buie 44. Yeske Buie

Location: San Francisco


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $337.73


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: Yeske Buie

43. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel 43. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel

Location: Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $345.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: mct-advisors.com

42. Generation Capital Management 42. Generation Capital Management

Location: Rochester, N.Y.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $346.59


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: gencapmgmt.com

41. Novare Capital Management 41. Novare Capital Management

Location: Charlotte, N.C.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $350.31


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: novarecapital.com

40. Greenwich Investment Management 40. Greenwich Investment Management

Location: Greenwich, Conn.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $350.80


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: greenwichinvestmentmgt.com

39. PDR Advisors 39. PDR Advisors

Location: Charlotte, N.C.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $354.73


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: pdradvisors.com

38. Legacy Financial Advisors 38. Legacy Financial Advisors

Location: Covington, Ky.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $354.82


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: legacyfinancialadvisors.com

37. Poplar Forest Capital 37. Poplar Forest Capital

Location: Pasadena, Calif.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $355.44


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: poplarforestLLC.com

36. Empirical Wealth management 36. Empirical Wealth management

Location: Seattle


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $363.91


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: empiricalfs.com

35. Lucid Advisors 35. Lucid Advisors

Location: Seattle


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $366.59


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: lucidadvisorsinc.com

34. MTX Wealth Management 34. MTX Wealth Management

Location: Bethesda, Md.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $377.93


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: mtxwealth.com

33. Moorings Group 33. Moorings Group

Location: Atlanta


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $378.17


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: mooringsgroup.com

32. Kitano Capital 32. Kitano Capital

Location: Dallas


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $378.20


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: kitanocapital.com

31. Lexington Wealth Management 31. Lexington Wealth Management

Location: Lexington, Mass.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $379.52


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 11-50


Website: lexingtonwealth.com

30. Astraeus Advisors 30. Astraeus Advisors

Location: Park Ridge, Ill.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $387.43


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: astraeusadvisers.com

29. Patton Albertson & Miller 29. Patton Albertson & Miller

Location: Macon, Ga.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $387.52


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 11-50


Website: pamwealth.com

28. PJS Investment Management 28. PJS Investment Management

Location: Cedarburg, Wis.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $393.65


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: pjsinvestment.com

27. Lindbrook Capital 27. Lindbrook Capital

Location: Los Angeles


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $396.03


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: lindbrookcapital.com

26. Berman Capital Advisors 26. Berman Capital Advisors

Location: Atlanta


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $398.26


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: bermancapitaladv.com

25. Atrato Advisors 25. Atrato Advisors

Location: New York


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $400.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: atratoadvisors.com

24. Addison Capital 24. Addison Capital

Location: Yardley, Pa.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $400.89


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: addisoncapital.com

23. Finser InternationalCorp. 23. Finser InternationalCorp.

Location: Miami


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $402.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: finsergroup.com

22. Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources 22. Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources

Location: Williamsport, Pa.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $406.62


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: hudockmoyer.com

21. Independence Advisors 21. Independence Advisors

Location: Wayne, Pa.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $409.66


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: independenceadvisors.com

20. Stillwater Capital Advisors 20. Stillwater Capital Advisors

Location: Wayne, Pa.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $411.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: stillwateradv.com

19. Feltz Wealthplan 19. Feltz Wealthplan

Location: Omaha, Neb.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $412.90


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: feltzwp.com

18. Wealthquest Corporation 18. Wealthquest Corporation

Location: Cincinnati


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $416.00


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: wqcorp.com

17. Summit Creek Advisors 17. Summit Creek Advisors

Location: Minneapolis


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $416.35


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: summitcreekadvisors.com

16. Gratus Capital Management 16. Gratus Capital Management

Location: Atlanta


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $421.45


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: gratucapital.com

15. Minis & Co. 15. Minis & Co.

Location: Savannah, Ga.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $422.26


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: minisinc.com

14. G.E. Pia & Co. 14. G.E. Pia & Co.

Location: South Pasadena, Calif.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $426.00


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: gepiaco.com

13. Next Capital Management 13. Next Capital Management

Location: New York


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $426.23


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: nextcapitalmgmt.com

12. Cardiff Park Advisors 12. Cardiff Park Advisors

Location: Carlsbad, Calif.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $435.52


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: cardiffpark.com

11. AGW Capital Advisors 11. AGW Capital Advisors

Location: Tampa, Fla.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $437.67


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: agwcapital.com

10. Taylor Investment Counselors 10. Taylor Investment Counselors

Location: Boston


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $439.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: taylorinvestments.com

9. Battery Global Advisors 9. Battery Global Advisors

Location: Waltham, Mass.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $442.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: batterglobaladvisors.com

8. Promus Capital 8. Promus Capital

Location: Chicago


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $446.81


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: promuscapital.com

7. Carnegie Investment Counsel 7. Carnegie Investment Counsel

Location: Beachwood, Ohio


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $453.00


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 11-50


Website: carnegie-capital.com

6. Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson 6. Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson

Location: Stamford, Conn.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $460.00


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: rzhadvisors.com

5. Strategic Family Wealth Counselors 5. Strategic Family Wealth Counselors

Location: Fairfield, N.J.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $475.85


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: strategicfamilywealth.com

4. AssetBuilder 4. AssetBuilder

Location: Plano, Texas


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $486.60


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: assetbuilder.com

3. Palladiem 3. Palladiem

Location: Malvern, Pa.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $487.23


Employees: 6-10


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: palladiem.com

2. Granite Investment Advisors 2. Granite Investment Advisors

Location: Concord, N.H.


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $496.03


Employees: 11-50


Investment Advisors: 6-10


Website: graniteinvestmentadvisors.com

1. Chicago Partners Investment Group 1. Chicago Partners Investment Group

Location: Chicago


AUM Growth Since 2006 (millions): $499.62


Employees: 1-5


Investment Advisors: 1-5


Website: chicagopartnersllc.com


Check Out: The top 50 firms by AUM and by growth.

As the RIA industry grows and reshapes itself, advisors need to keep an eye on the shifting competitive landscape. In our annual RIA Leaders report, in addition to identifying the top 50 firms by AUM and by growth, Financial Planning ran the numbers to find 50 emerging fee-only RIA firms to watch.

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