Important Disclosure for Awards and Recognition

Awards and recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if the Firm is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of the Firm or its representatives by any of its clients. The Firm makes no representation that the rating is representative of any one client’s experience. The Firm paid a nominal fee to participate in this survey. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Investment performance generally is not a criteria for an award. Moreover, with regard to all performance information contained herein, directly or indirectly, if any, note that past results are not indicative of future results. Please see below for a more detailed description of the criteria used with respect to the awards and recognition granted to the Firm or the Firm’s individual employees.

All Best Places to Work winners are determined exclusively on the basis of their employee’s responses to the Best Places to Work Survey. Employee responses from the 30 standard survey questions, along with the number of employees that respond to the survey, are calculated to determine the company’s overall score and ranking. Surveys review benefit offerings, leadership transparency, workplace perks, and more across six categories including communication and resources, trust in leadership, team dynamics, personal engagement, and more. Employers on the Best Places to Work lists are determined via a survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, widely recognized as a leading company in conducting this type of research. The companies considered among these lists are recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal to consistently tout customer loyalty and profitability.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top RIA Firms, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone, virtual and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. The algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and those that encompass best practices and approaches to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and a lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. Click here for the full methodology.