October 21, 2020 – Reilly Financial Advisors is pleased to announce that Damian Dufour, CRPS® has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans across the U.S.
This is the sixth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. Ignites Research provides business intelligence on investment management.
Financial advisers from across the U.S. applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: DC assets under advisement (AUA); DC AUA growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 401.
The final FT 401 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers. The median DC plan assets administered by this year’s group is $800 million. These are true specialists as DC plans on average account for 86% of total client assets. The FT 401 advisers represent 41 states and Washington, D.C.
The FT 401 is one in a series of rankings of top advisers developed by the FT in partnership with Ignites Research, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).
Disclosure: Source: Financial Times (“FT”) “Financial Times 401: complete list of the top US retirement advisers” 2020. FT and Financial Times are a registered trademark, all rights reserved. The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times (October 2020). FT bases its rankings upon questionnaire responses provided by Reilly Financial Advisors (“RFA”) along with data provided by RFA. The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under advisement (AUA), DC AUA growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. A total of 855 advisors applied for the award, of which 401 were selected (47%). This award is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.
RFA is ranked according to their location in the state of California. FT does not publish, nor is RFA aware of the percentage of other advisers or other entities that applied for the ranking. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience because of the way in which it is calculated. The ranking is absolutely not indicative of RFA’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments. This ranking or any other rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed as a guarantee that a client will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if RFA is engaged, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement by any of its clients. A copy of RFA’s current written disclosure statement discussing its advisory services and fees remains available upon request.
The ranking list itself is available at the following link: https://www.ft.com/content/a19bc519-77ef-4cbb-b4df-861c3a9152fa