FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Edelman Financial Services has been named one of the top three independent advisory firms in the nation by Barron's. Edelman Financial is ranked #3 overall. It would be ranked #1 based on number of clients. As of June 30, 2016, Edelman Financial serves more than 30,000 individuals and families.
The 2016 Top 20 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking is based on assets under management, client retention, and the firms' ability to provide broad and consistent client service. Investment returns are not considered. The rankings are based on the universe of applications submitted to Barron's. Edelman Financial self-nominated the firm and submitted information to Barron's as requested. Barron's used the firms' SEC filings to review and consider this information, which resulted in the rankings on Aug. 27, 2016.
Previously, Edelman Financial Founder and Executive Chairman Ric Edelman was named the nation's #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron's three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2012.1
"We are honored to be named one of the nation's top advisory firms," said Edelman. "Our goal is to provide outstanding client service from all of our offices coast-to-coast, and we are grateful that Barron's has recognized our efforts on behalf of our clients."
About Ric Edelman
Providing financial advice for 30 years, Edelman hosts radio and television shows that air weekly nationwide. He is also a #1 The New York Times bestselling author who has written eight books on personal finance.
About Edelman Financial Services
Edelman Financial Services provides financial planning and investment management services to more than 30,000 individuals and families and manages $16 billion in assets.2 The firm also provides 401(k) plans and institutional investment management for businesses. EFS has won more than 100 financial, business, community and philanthropic awards.3 For investment advice and other financial planning services, or to speak with an advisor, call 888-PLAN-RIC (888-752-6742) or visit www.RicEdelman.com.
Ric Edelman is an Investment Advisor Representative who offers advisory services through Edelman Financial Services, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. He is also a Registered Representative and Registered Principal of, and offers securities through, EF Legacy Securities, LLC, an affiliated broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.
1According to Barron's, "The formula [used] to rank advisors has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of the advisor's practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by each client's risk tolerance. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record." The rankings are based on the universe of applications submitted to Barron's. The selection process begins with a nomination and application provided to Barron's. Principals of Edelman Financial Services LLC self-nominated the firm and submitted quantitative and qualitative information to Barron's as requested. Barron's reviewed and considered this information, which resulted in the rankings on Aug. 27, 2012/Aug. 28, 2010/Aug. 31, 2009.
2As of 6/30/16
3Throughout the firm's 30 year history, EFS and Ric Edelman have been presented with numerous business, advisory, communication and community service awards. More information on these awards can be found at EdelmanFinancial.com/awards.
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