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FT 300: Top U.S. Registered Investment Advisers (2018)

Financial Times (FT) named Savant to their 2018 “FT 300: Top Registered Investment Advisers” list. Savant was one of 21 Illinois RIA firms to be recognized. The results of the list were based on assets under management (AUM), asset growth rate, the firm’s longevity, compliance record, industry certifications, and online accessibility. This is the fifth year that Savant has been recognized.

"FT 300: Top Registered Investment Advisers" is an independent listing published by Financial Times. This 5th ed. of the ranking assesses RIAs on traits desirable to clients. The formula used to grade advisers is based on 6 broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each company. Areas of consideration include adviser AUM, asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility. To ensure a list of established companies with substantial expertise, they examined the database of RIAs registered with the U.S. SEC and selected those that reported $300m or more in AUM. The FT methodology is quantifiable and objective. The RIAs have no subjective input. The FT invited qualifying RIA companies — more than 2,000 — to complete a lengthy application. Over 760 RIA companies applied and 300 made the final list. The research was conducted by Ignites Research, an FT sister publication. 


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