Barron’s Top Advisors

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About Barron’s

Barron’s is an American weekly newspaper founded in 1921 by Clarence Barron. It covers US financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a summary of the previous week’s market activity as well as news reports and an informative outlook on the week to come.

Barron’s Top Advisors

Barron’s publishes four financial advisor rankings each year: The Top 100, The Top 100 Women, The Top 100 Independents and The Top 1,000, in which advisors are ranked on a state-by-state basis. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms. Advisor data is confirmed via regulatory databases, cross-checks with securities firms and conversations with individual advisors.

Ranking Methodology

The formula Barron’s uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor’s returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor’s regulatory record.