Pure Financial is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2019 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top U.S. Registered Investment Advisers for the 6th consecutive year. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.

This is the sixth annual FT 300 list, produced by the Financial Times and Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry.

“We present the FT 300 as an elite group, not a competitive ranking of one to 300. This is the fairest way to identify the industry’s elite advisers while accounting for the companies’ different approaches and different specialisations.” – 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 for the FT 300.

“The final list includes advisers from 37 US states, of which California has by far the most advisers — 49 — while, among cities, New York came in first place with 17 FT 300 constituents.” – Financial Times

Click here to view the full list and methodology.


The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (June 2019). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the research conducted on behalf of the FT by Ignites Research. The formula the FT uses to grade advisers is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser AUM, asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.