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.
Financial Advisor Magazine
In Financial Advisor magazine’s seventeenth annual ranking of independent advisory firms, published in their July/August 2023 issue, Clifford Swan Investment Counselors was ranked as the 21st largest RIA in California. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisers, file their own ADV statement with the SEC, and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients.
In their July 2021 ranking of fee-only registered investment advisory firms, 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 Planning Magazine
Financial Planning magazine designated Clifford Swan Investment Counselors as an RIA Leader in their October 2022 ranking. Criteria for the 2022 RIA Leaders ranking of the largest fee-only RIAs: (1) Firms must list zero registered representatives of a broker-dealer. (2) Out of their total clients, the sum of individual and high net worth must be at least 33%. (3) Firms must not list commissions as a compensation arrangement. (4) Firms must list as least one financial planning client. (5) In other business activities, firms may list a trust company, accounting firm or law firm, but they can't list a broker-dealer, bank, insurance brokerage, real estate brokerage or any other type of entities.