Awards & Accolades

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.

Investment News

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 November 2023 ranking. Criteria for the 2023 RIA Leaders ranking of the largest fee-only RIAs: (1) Firms must have zero registered representatives of a broker-dealer. (2) At least 50% of the firm's clients must be individuals or high net worth individuals. (3) Firms must not list commissions as a compensation arrangement. (4) Firms must have more than zero financial planning clients. (5) Firms must not list commission-taking business in "other business activities." (6) Firms cannot be affiliated under common ownership with commission-taking businesses. 

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