Adviser Investments: 2020 America’s Best Independent Advisors

Adviser Investments Named to Barron’s 2020 List of ‘America’s Best Independent Advisors’

September 18, 2020

Adviser Investments ranked #30 on Barron’s list of “America’s Best Independent Advisors” in its Sept. 14, 2020 issue. The rating is based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative factors that include assets under management, revenues, regulatory records and size and experience of each firm’s team. This is Adviser Investments’ eighth consecutive year on the list.

What distinguishes Adviser Investments from many of the other highly ranked advisers on the Barron’s list is that its clients represent a much broader swath of the investing public—including retirees, emerging affluent individuals and families, alongside trusts, institutions and company retirement savings plans—rather than solely high-net-worth investors. Despite managing over $6 billion in assets, Adviser Investments has maintained its longstanding commitment to delivering the personalized service of a small firm to its diverse client base while providing a full range of services common to larger wealth managers.

The Barron’s accolade is just one of several that Adviser Investments has earned of late. Earlier this year, Barron’s also recognized Adviser Investments among the top five firms on its list of the “Top Massachusetts Financial Advisors” for the seventh year in a row. InvestmentNews ranked Adviser Investments among the top 16 on its 2020 list of “Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers.”

The Barron’s rankings serve as a benchmark for participating wealth managers and a resource for individual investors seeking financial guidance and wealth management. To be nominated, advisers complete a detailed survey about their practices. Barron’s then conducts its own due diligence analysis and the resulting pool of candidates is then further screened to determine its list of the country’s top 100 advisers.


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The Barron’s America’s Best Independent Advisers rankings consider factors such as assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, and quality of practice as determined by Barron’s editors. The award sponsor has not disclosed how many firms were surveyed or considered for this recognition, nor the percentage of total participants that ultimately received recognition. Prior to 2019 the award was called the Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisers.  For more information and a complete list of recipients, please visit Years received: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 ,2016 ,2015 ,2014 ,2013.

The Barron’s Top Advisor Rankings by State (Massachusetts) (also referred to as Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisers) considers factors such as assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. According to Barron’s, “around 4,000” advisory firms were considered for this recognition in 2020; with about 1,200 firms receiving recognition. For more information and a complete list of recipients visit . Years Received:  2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times and Ignites Research. According to the Financial Times, in 2019, approximately 2000 firms were invited to be considered for its list; 740 responded with 300 being named to this list. The listing reflects each practice’s performance in six primary areas: Assets under management (70-75% of a firm’s score), asset growth (15% of a firm’s score), years in existence, compliance record, credentials and online accessibility. For more information and a complete list of recipients visit Received: 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 & 2014.

Awards referenced above do not consider client experience and are not indicative of such. Nor are awards indicative of future performance. Unless otherwise noted, Adviser Investments does not pay a fee to participate in any of these awards. Additionally, awards typically only consider and recognize participants that choose to participate; and are often based on information supplied by the participants—such information should not be assumed to be verified by the sponsor of the award.

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