LEAWOOD, Kan., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year running, Mariner Wealth Advisors has been named the best financial advisor in the state of Kansas, according to Barron's magazine – one of the nation's most respected publications covering financial news and market developments.
On February 19, Barron's released its list of America's best financial advisors, organized by state and based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. The rankings are based on several factors, including client retention rate, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.
"It's an exciting honor for us to appear on Barron's list again this year," said Mariner CEO Martin C. Bicknell. "While the ranking speaks for itself, our firm's proudest achievement is the quality of work we do for our clients," he continued.
Mariner Wealth Advisors has earned a reputation for providing financial advice that is based purely on the needs and interests of their clients. The firm's performance has resulted in a growing base of clients who want unbiased advice from a team of professionals with proven expertise.
According to Bicknell, "We do things differently at Mariner. I think that is what put us at the top of the list – and it's what will keep us there."
Barron's publishes four financial advisor rankings each year: The Top 100, The Top 100 Women, The Top 100 Independents and The Top 1,000, in which advisors are ranked on a state-by-state basis. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms. Advisor data is confirmed via regulatory databases, cross-checks with securities firms and interviews with individual advisors. Barron's list of Top 100 Financial Advisors is expected to be announced soon. In 2010, Mariner was ranked the #2 Independent Advisor in the United States.
About Mariner Wealth Advisors
Mariner Wealth Advisors is an independent investment advisory firm headquartered in Leawood, Kansas and with offices nationwide. Its mission is to help clients and their families achieve and maintain financial peace of mind -- preserving the wealth clients have created and building a legacy for future generations of family and business leaders. Its services include:
- Multi-generational wealth planning
- Private equity and real estate opportunities
- Asset management
- Risk management
- Family office management
SOURCE Mariner Wealth Advisors