Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) July 25, 2016
Schmidt Financial Group, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers, as of June 16, 2016. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.
This is the third annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times Ltd. in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the investment management industry.
The “average” FT 300 firm has been in existence for 22 years and manages $2.6 billion in assets. The 300 top RIAs hail from 34 states and Washington, D.C.
More than 1,500 pre-screened RIA firms were invited to apply for consideration, based on their assets under management (AUM). Applicants that applied were then graded on six criteria: AUM; AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisors; online accessibility; and compliance records. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.
The FT 300 is one in series of rankings of top advisers the FT produces in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 401 (DC retirement plan advisers) and the FT 400 (financial advisers from traditional broker dealer firms).
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Our philosophy is informed by our background in the technology space. In venture capital and at technology firms, we have seen myriad examples of significant paper wealth evaporating due to improper planning, or lack of expertise in quantifying and managing risk.
Having experienced concentration risk in our own portfolios, our advisors are well-versed in strategies to hedge this risk. Our goal is not to maximize expected return (which brings with it higher volatility), but rather to maximize the clients’ odds of reaching their goals. This focus on correlations, variability and outcomes stands in contrast to more product-oriented philosophies that fixate on backward-looking returns.
Schmidt Financial Group, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor Firm. Schmidt Financial Group, Inc. does not provide tax, accounting or legal advice.