Awards & Accolades
Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisers. The now discontinued list recognized top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. The FT 300 list was 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.
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 interactive rankings tool, RIA Data Center, last updated in July 2021, InvestmentNews listed Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as the 109th largest RIA in the nation and the 24th 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 sixteenth annual ranking of independent advisory firms, published in their July/August 2022 issue, Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was ranked as the 15th largest RIA 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 an RIA Leader in their October 2021 ranking. 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 were included. Firms affiliated with broker-dealers and insurance companies, or with substantial outside ownership stakes were excluded.