Today marks the release of Financial Times\u2019 2nd annual Top Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) in America list. Members of the list are ranked based on Financial Times\u2019 proprietary scoring methodology that considers AUM (assets under management), growth in AUM, age of firm, number of certifications held by staff members, SEC compliance report, and online accessibility.\r\n\r\nWe\u2019re proud to share that Personal Capital has joined the top RIA club, ranking in Financial Times\u2019 list. With 32,000 RIAs across the country, firms that place in Financial Times\u2019 Top 300 are among the top 1% in America. The list honors RIAs that have at least $300 million in assets under management.\r\n\r\nCEO, Bill Harris, commented: \r\n\r\n\u201cIt is an honor to be recognized for our virtual financial advisory which pairs our proprietary revolutionary technology platform with dedicated financial advisors to help investors gain deeper insight into their financial lives and grow their net worth. It is Personal Capital\u2019s mission to transform the wealth management industry by using technology to provide personalized financial advice to a broader audience of investors who would not have enough assets to interest traditional advisors, while at the same time providing the same level of white-glove service that ultra high net worth investors receive.\u201d\r\n\r\nBut most importantly, what is the real value for consumers who use an RIA, such as Personal Capital, as opposed to working with a traditional broker? As an RIA, we abide by the fiduciary standard, meaning our financial recommendations must be made in our clients\u2019 best interest. Unlike brokers, we do not receive commissions, incentives, or kickbacks by selling costly investment products to our clients.\r\n\r\nAs Bill Harris always says, \u201cMany people call themselves advisors, but a true advisor is a \u201cfiduciary\u201d \u2013 someone who has a legal obligation to do what\u2019s in the best interest of their customers, not of themselves.\u201d\r\n\r\nWant to check out the full list of RIAs in Financial Times\u2019 Top 300 list? Click here to learn more.