Awards & Accolades
Clifford Swan was named to Forbes’ 2016 list of the 100 Fastest Growing RIA Firms, released on November 14, 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 advisor (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 29, 2017. Firms were named to the list based on assets managed.
Clifford Swan Investment Counselors has been recognized as one of the top 300 RIA’s in the country in the 2016 Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors. The independent listing was produced by the Financial Times in June 2016 and reflected each practice’s standing in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility.
In their June 2017 ranking of fee-only registered investment advisory firms, InvestmentNews listed Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as the 100th largest RIA in the nation and the 17th 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 eleventh annual ranking of independent advisory firms, published in their July 2016 issue, Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was ranked as the 90th largest RIA in the nation and 14th largest in California. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their own ADV statement with the SEC, provide financial planning and related services to individual clients, and have at least $50 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2015.
Financial Planning Magazine
In January 2017, Financial Planning magazine designated Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as a RIA Leader of 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.