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Financial Advisor Magazine – Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms

In 2020, Transform Wealth was ranked #30 out of 50 firms by Financial Advisor (FA) Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms.” Eligible firms must be registered investment advisors and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Firms with at least $400 million in assets under management are included in the national ranking.

Financial Advisor Magazine – 2021 FA’s RIA Ranking

In 2021, Transform Wealth was listed in Financial Advisor (FA) Magazine’s “2021 RIA Survey & Ranking, #263 out of 321 firms that made the list in the $1 Billion and Over Asset Category. In 2020, Transform Wealth was ranked #278 out of 314 firms in the same category.

FA‘s RIA survey is a ranking based on assets under management at year end of independent RIA firms that file their own ADV with the SEC. FA‘s RIA ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported to FA Magazine by firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA‘s survey by the survey deadline. FA Magazine does its best to verify AUM by reviewing ADV forms. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their own ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Firms must have at least $500 million in assets under management as of December 31, 2020 to be included in the print edition of Financial Advisor magazine’s 2021 RIA survey.

2022 Five Star Professional

In 2022, Transform Wealth Advisers: Robert Campbell, Michael Ball, Nathan Kubik, Clarissa Hobson and Gordan Post were awarded the “Five Star Wealth Manager Award” administered by Five Star Professional. 

Award candidates were identified by one of three sources: firm nomination, peer nomination or pre-qualification based on industry standing. Wealth managers cannot be nominated by a client. The award is based on the following 10 objective criteria established by Five Star Professional:

Eligibility Criteria – Required

  1. “Credentialed” investment adviser representative or a registered investment adviser;
  2. Actively employed as a registered investment adviser representative or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years;
  3. Favorable regulatory and compliant history review;
  4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; and
  5. Accepting new clients

Evaluation Criteria – Considered

  1. One-year client retention rate;
  2. Five-year client retention rate;
  3. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered;
  4. Number of client households serviced; and
  5. Education and professional designations

Each wealth manager who passes the Five Star regulatory review must attest that they meet the definition of favorable regulatory history as defined by Five Star Professional.

Expertise – 2020 Best Financial Advisors in Denver

In 2020, Expertise conducted their “Best Financial Advisors in Denver” survey and recognized Transform Wealth as one of the “Top 15 Financial Advisors in Denver” from a list of 152 Financial Advisors reviewed. The selection process begins by identifying a broad pool of active professionals within the financial advisor industry and geographical area. Contact and license information is verified to assure selection candidates are actively doing business and are in good standing. Selection criteria considers more than 25 variables across the following categories:

  • Reputation: A history of satisfied customers giving excellent recommendations
  • Credibility: Established in their industry with licensing, accreditations, and awards
  • Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education
  • Engagement: Approachable and responsive to clients and available to new business 
  • Professionalism: Dedicated to providing consistently quality work and impeccable customer service

AdvisoryHQ: 2022 Ranking the Best Financial Advisors in Denver, Colorado Springs & Boulder, Colorado

In 2022, Transform Wealth was recognized by AdvisoryHQ as one of the “11 Best Financial Advisors in Denver, Colorado Springs & Boulder, Colorado.”

AdvisoryHQ utilizes a “Top-Down Advisor Selection Methodology” based on a wide range of filters including fiduciary duty, independence, transparency, level of customized service, history of innovation, fee structure, quality of services provided, team excellence and wealth of experience.

Their methodology approach begins with developing a comprehensive list of advisory firms using publicly available sources and applying initial filters (fee structure, fiduciary duty, independence and scale of innovation). The approach is primarily a “fee-centric” structure minimizing the inherent conflicts of interest that come with selling and recommending financial products.

When performing their “deep-dive assessment”, AdvisoryHQ also considers:

  • Resource Availability: dedicated team of advisors and support staff
  • Fee Transparency: No hidden fees
  • Customized Services: Services tailored towards clients’ unique situations
  • Quality of Advisor’s Website: Ease of use and functionality
  • Open Door Policy: Encouraging questions and accessibility

Most firms selected do not realize they are being reviewed and ranked by AdvisoryHQ until after the ranking publication has been completed and published to the public.

When performing their “deep-dive assessment”, AdvisoryHQ also considers:

  • Resource Availability: dedicated team of advisors and support staff
  • Fee Transparency: No hidden fees
  • Customized Services: Services tailored towards clients’ unique situations
  • Quality of Advisor’s Website: Ease of use and functionality
  • Open Door Policy: Encouraging questions and accessibility

Most firms selected do not realize they are being reviewed and ranked by AdvisoryHQ until after the ranking publication has been completed and published to the public.

Denver Business Journal – 2020 Largest Investment Managers and Financial Planners based in Colorado

Based on Assets Under Management. Investment managers and financial planners must be headquartered in Colorado. The information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by Denver Business Journal (DBJ). Only companies that replied to DBJ’s inquiries were included in the list.  

Disclaimer: Awards and recognition by unaffiliated rating services, companies and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if the Firm is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; the rating is not representative of any one client’s experience, nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of the Firm or its representatives by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on questions prepared by the magazine and others and responded to and submitted by the recognized advisor. Transform Wealth did not pay a fee for inclusion on any of these aforementioned lists. While Transform Wealth did not pay a fee to be on the Expertise list, a fee was paid to Expertise to be a Featured Advisor.