Paul R. Ried Named to 2018 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers

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Paul R. Ried Named to 2018 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers

Paul R. Ried

Financial Times has named Paul R. Ried, MBA, CFP® and President of Bellevue, Washington based Paul R. Ried Financial Group, as one of America’s Top 400 Financial Advisers. The list recognizes top financial advisers at national, independent, regional and bank broker-dealers from across the U.S.

This is the sixth annual FT 400 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on asset management.

Financial advisers from across the broker-dealer channel applied for consideration, having met a set of minimum requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; experience; advanced industry credentials; online accessibility; and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 400.

The final FT 400 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers, as the “average” adviser in this year’s FT 400 has 27 years’ experience and manages $1.7 billion in assets. The FT 400 advisers hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C.

The FT 400 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers by the Financial Times, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 401 (DC retirement plan advisers).

Founded in 1986, Paul R. Ried Financial Group, LLC is based in Bellevue, Washington with clients in 32 states. They represent a dedicated and experienced financial team committed to independence and objectivity.

Paul Ried is a Registered Principal and Regional Director of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, a full-service securities broker / dealer. Securities and Advisory services are offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Additional information is available at

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The Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (March 2018). The FT 400 is based on data gathered from advisors, broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 400.

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