2020 Financial Times 300 Top RIAs

Park Piedmont Advisors Named to 2020 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

August 5, 2020 – Park Piedmont Advisors is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times “300 Top Registered Investment Advisers”. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. PPA was also named to the 2019 edition of the FT300.

This is the seventh annual FT 300 list, produced independently on behalf of the Financial Times by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc. that provides business intelligence on investment management.

There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300. 750 RIA firms applied for consideration, having met a minimum set of criteria. Applicants were then graded on six factors:

• assets under management (AUM);
• AUM growth rate;
• years in existence;
• advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers;
• online accessibility; and
• compliance records.

We are grateful to be awarded this recognition — as we are grateful for the opportunity to serve each of our clients.

Founded in 2003 as an alternative to the Wall Street advisory model, Park Piedmont Advisors is an independent, multigenerational, family-owned RIA firm. Drawing on decades of experience, we provide thoughtful, straightforward investment and financial advice and education to families and the retirement plans of small businesses.

The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times (July 2020). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials, and online accessibility. Over 750 qualified firms applied for the award, 300 of which were selected (40%). This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.