Awards & Accolades
Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the fifth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the Financial Times. RIA firms applied for consideration, having met a minimum set of criteria. Applicants were then graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM), AUM growth rate, years in existence, advanced industry credentials of the firm's advisers, online accessibility, and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply.
Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was named to Forbes’ list of the 100 Fastest Growing RIA Firms, which was last published November 2016. Clifford Swan was ranked number 51, based on growth in assets under management over ten years. To be considered for the ranking, firms must be a registered investment adviser (RIA) with the SEC, provide wealth management services and serve individual clients as their primary focus. Broker/dealers, hedge funds, those managing large funds, and firms with disciplinary disclosures were excluded.
Los Angeles Business Journal
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Clifford Swan Investment Counselors to their list of the top 100 Money Management Firms in L.A. County, released on May 18, 2020. Firms were listed based on assets managed.
In their June 2019 ranking of fee-only registered investment advisory firms, InvestmentNews listed Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as the 113th largest RIA in the nation and the 26st largest in California. To qualify for the ranking, firms need to have at least $100M in AUM and be registered with the SEC.
Financial Advisor Magazine
In Financial Advisor magazine’s fifteenth annual ranking of independent advisory firms, published in their August 2020 issue, Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was ranked as the 119th largest RIA in the nation and 16th largest in California. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisers and file their own ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients.
Financial Planning Magazine
Financial Planning magazine designated Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as a RIA Leader of 2017 - ranking last published January 2017. Clifford Swan was ranked number 41 out of 150 firms, based on assets under management. To be considered, firms must be an independent, fee-only RIA. To capture firms that provide holistic financial advice to individuals, only firms with more than 50% individual clients, as indicated on Form ADVs, were included. Firms affiliated with broker-dealers and insurance companies, or with substantial outside ownership stakes held by private equity firms were excluded.