July 18, 2018 … Erie, Pa. – HBKS® Wealth Advisors (HBKS®) is one of the nation’s top 100 registered investment advisors (RIAs) as measured by assets under management. With more than $3.5 billion under management, HBKS® ranks 95th on list of 700 firms in the 2018 ranking by Financial Advisor Magazine. HBKS® ranked 100th on the list last year and 102nd in 2016, and has been included in the rankings since 2012.
“The independent advisor channel continues to balloon,” FA Magazine reported, “RIA’s are accumulating large sums of assets. But they’re also forced to be nimble to keep up with the industry’s evolution.”
“Nimble and independent are two key reasons for the continued growth of HBKS Wealth Advisors,” noted HBKS® CEO and Managing Principal Chris Allegretti. “Clients appreciate doing business with a firm that operates locally but with the support and capabilities of a large national firm.”
“The main draw to the (RIA) channel is the idea that they will be placing the clients’ interest ahead of their own, a development the public is increasingly aware of,” the Magazine reported in its July 5 survey article.
“Considering the steadily increasing number of firms in our space and the shift of more assets to RIAs from traditional brokers, the fact that we continue to improve our ranking among RIAs confirms our strongest belief,” Allegretti said, “that most important to our own success is helping our clients grow and protect their wealth and accomplish their financial goals.”
Earlier this summer HBKS® was named to The Financial Times’ Top 300 list of independent RIA firms.