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Awards Disclosures

Awards, rankings and other forms of recognition are not indicative of Bronfman Rothschild’s or its advisors’ future performance.

  • Investment News – Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors 2018 – Recognized firms were required to be a registered investment advisor (RIA) that has been in business at least one year and having a minimum of 15 full-time/part-time employees. The assessment consisted of a questionnaire on benefits and policies completed by human resources staff along with an engagement & satisfaction survey completed by a minimum of 40% of staff. 50 firms were selected for this award from an undisclosed list of submissions. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. Click here for more information on this recognition from
  • Barron’s – Nation’s Top Advisors – Recognized advisors were evaluated based on 100+ pieces of data gathered from each advisor during the nominations process for each ranking. Each general category features a significant number of sub-calculations. Over 4,000 financial advisors were included in the survey, and approximately 1,000 advisors were included in the final list in all 50 states. Financial advisor rankings are based on three general categories of criteria: assets, revenue, and quality of practice. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. Click here for more information on this award from Barron’s.
  • Centre for Fiduciary Excellence – CEFEX Certification – CEFEX certification provides an independent verification that an advisor has prudent fiduciary practices in place and a culture of excellence, supported by documented and structured processes. CEFEX certified firms voluntarily undertake annual audits by independent expert analysts. CEFEX assessment process is based on the international standard, ISO 19011: Guideline for quality management system auditing. The assessment is evidence-based, and all work is reviewed by the CEFEX Registration Committee to ensure impartiality and consistency. 110 Investment Advisors are CEFEX certified as of 3/1/18. There was no charge associated with the CEFEX designation. Click here for more information on this designation from CEFEX.
  • Financial Advisor Magazine – Bronfman E.L. Rothschild named 2nd fastest growing RIA and 58th largest RIA overall – fastest growing RIAs were ranked according to percentage growth in year-end 2015 AUM over year-end 2014 AUM, with minimum AUM of $200 million and largest RIAs were ranked according to year-end 2015 AUM. 612 firms were surveyed, and 50 were featured on the “fastest growing” list and 610 were ranked overall by AUM. There was no charge to be included on this list. Click here for more information from Financial Advisor Magazine.
  • Financial Times – Top 300 RIAs – The Financial Times solicited applications from more than 2,000 independent RIA firms who had $300 million or more in assets. 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. Only those who completed an application were considered. Only independent, elite RIA practices with no more than 75% institutional assets were considered, and 725 RIA companies applied for the list of top 300 firms. There was no charge to be included on this list. Click here for more information on this award from Financial Times.
  • Financial Times – Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors – The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (September 2018). 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 management, DC plan growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, and compliance record. This honor 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. Click here for more information on this award from Financial Times
  • Washingtonian – One of the Top Local Money Advisors, 2012, 2015, 2016 – List compiled based on survey of hundreds of area financial professionals, including questions such as “Whom would you trust with your money?”. Also undertook independent research, interviewing experts and consulting industry organizations and publications. The people included on this list (varying in total by year but generally ranging from 200 to 350 advisors) received the most recommendations from all sources, which included “hundreds surveyed” in the DC Metropolitan Area, per Washingtonian Magazine. There was no charge to be included on this list. Click here for more information from Washingtonian Magazine.
  • Forbes “Best-in-state” Wealth Advisors 2017 – Inclusion on this list was determined by Shook Research. Award recipients were ranked based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria that included in-person interviews, industry experience, community involvement, client retention data, and revenue trends. Over 2,000 advisors were included on this list. There was no charge to be included in this list. Click here for more information from Forbes.
  • Moxie Award Finalist 2017 – Recipients of this award were required to submit a written summary and be interviewed by awards panelists. Criteria for this award included accomplishments in growth, innovation, and industry leadership as reported in written summary and interview process. 5 firms were selected as finalists in the financial services category for which Bronfman Rothschild was nominated. There was no charge to be considered for this award. Click here for more information from Moxie Awards.
  • NAPA – Top DC Advisor Teams 2016 – Firms were organized by “team” that actively services DC plans and ranked by AUM within that practice. 291 recipients were selected for the list that features Bronfman Rothschild, which consists of teams servicing over $100 million in AUM, and 15 were included in the list of teams that service under $100 million AUM. There was no charge to be included in the NAPA Top DC Advisor Firm listing. Click here for more information from NAPA.