Awards

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2019
Mark Hebner

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The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2019
Becky Vasquez

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The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2019
Denise Delaney

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The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

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Barron's

Ranked #104 Financial Advisors in California 2019
Mark Hebner

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The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities.

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2018
Mark Hebner

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Advisors are ranked based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. The algorithm is designed to fairly compare the business practices of a large group of advisors based on quantitative and qualitative elements. Data are weighted to ensure priorities are given to dynamics such as preferred “best practices”, business models, recent business activity, etc. Each variable is graded and represents a certain value for each measured component. These data are fed into an algorithm that measures thousands of advisors against each other. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2018
Becky Vasquez

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Advisors are ranked based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. The algorithm is designed to fairly compare the business practices of a large group of advisors based on quantitative and qualitative elements. Data are weighted to ensure priorities are given to dynamics such as preferred “best practices”, business models, recent business activity, etc. Each variable is graded and represents a certain value for each measured component. These data are fed into an algorithm that measures thousands of advisors against each other. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.

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Forbes

Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Southern California 2018
Denise Delaney

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Advisors are ranked based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. The algorithm is designed to fairly compare the business practices of a large group of advisors based on quantitative and qualitative elements. Data are weighted to ensure priorities are given to dynamics such as preferred “best practices”, business models, recent business activity, etc. Each variable is graded and represents a certain value for each measured component. These data are fed into an algorithm that measures thousands of advisors against each other. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.

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Financial Times

Top 300 RIAs of 2018

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Members of this list were assembled using scoring based on six broad factors, including areas of consideration such as AUM, asset growth, company age, industry certifications, SEC compliance, and online accessibility.

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Financial Advisor Magazine

Top 275 RIAs of 2018
$1 Billion and Over
Asset Category

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Members of this list are ranked by total assets under management, must be independent registered investment advisors and file their own ADV statement with the SEC. Firms must have at least $50 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2017 and they must provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Corporate RIA firms, investment advisor representatives (IARs) and hybrids are not eligible for this ranking.

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Financial Planning

Ranked #11 RIA Leaders 2017

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Members of the list include RIA Firms from the Top 150 list and are ranked based on client accounts (excluding broker-dealers and insurance companies).

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Forbes

Top 100
Wealth Manager 2016

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Members of the list are ranked by ten-year asset growth. Firms must be performing wealth management services for individual clients as their primary focus and can not be a broker-dealer or bank. Firms cannot have any regulatory, civil or criminal disclosures.

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Financial Planning

Top 150 RIA Firms 2016

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Members of this list were assembled using data from RIA Database and are ranked by Discretionary and nondiscretionary AUM and number of clients as reported on the SEC Form ADV.

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Wealth
Management.com

Top 100
RIAs of 2015

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Members of this list were assembled using data from Discovery Data and ranked based on discretionary and nondiscretionary assets under management. To capture independent fee-only planning firms, firms with broker-dealer and insurance company affiliations and those with substantial outside ownership stakes held by private equity firms and some outside investors are excluded. To capture firms that provide true holistic financial advice to individuals, only firms with 50% or more individual clients are included.

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Financial Times

Top 300 RIAs of 2016

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Members of this list were assembled using scoring based on six broad factors, including areas of consideration such as AUM, asset growth, company age, industry certifications, SEC compliance, and online accessibility.

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Financial Advisor Magazine

Top 100 RIAs of 2016

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Members of this list were assembled using data from RIA Database and are ranked by Discretionary and nondiscretionary AUM and number of clients as reported on the SEC Form ADV.

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Forbes

Top 100
Wealth Manager 2015

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Members of the list are ranked by assets, are qualified based on quantitative and qualitative criteria, and must have managed at least 50% of their assets on behalf of retail clients, can not run a broker-dealer (they can be affiliated with one), can not be a bank (trust companies are permitted), and must be performing wealth management services. Firms cannot have had any regulatory, civil or criminal disclosures.

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Financial Advisor Magazine

Top 100 RIAs of 2015

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Members of this list were assembled using data from Meridian-IQ and are ranked by total assets under management. Firms must have a focus on financial and retirement planning for individual and high-net-worth clients, institutional clients must not make up a substantial portion of businesses, and firms must not be owned by a bank, broker/dealer or investment company

All rankings are not representative of client experience and not representative of future performance.