CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PlanMember Securities Corporation has been named for the third time to the Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) List. The honor places PlanMember in an elite group. The average FT 300 practice has 22 years of experience and manages more than $4.1 billion in AUM and serves 3,000+ clients. With over $5 billion in RIA assets under management (AUM), $11 billion in broker/dealer assets and more than 195,000 customer accounts, PlanMember stands well above the average.
“PlanMember is proud to be included with this distinguished group of registered investment advisers,” said PlanMember CEO & founder Jon Ziehl. “Our team of investment professionals has worked hard to establish PlanMember as a leader in the field of 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans for educators and non-profits across the country as well as individual investors and small-business owners.”
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. There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300. The FT 300 Top RIAs hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C.
“This award justifies our commitment to client service,” says Tom Nugent, PlanMember’s executive vice president and Chief Investment Officer. “We’re a small, growing firm and The Financial Times is a globally recognized expert in reporting on the financial industry. PlanMember serves thousands of individuals by managing their savings for retirement, and two important considerations are the honesty and integrity of the professionals overseeing their nest eggs. This type of impartial, third-party validation should be very reassuring to our clients.”
PlanMember is a nationally recognized broker/dealer, investment advisor, and member of FINRA/SIPC. An industry-leading broker/dealer for retirement planning in the public education and non-profit sectors for over three decades, PlanMember delivers personalized retirement planning services and a broad selection of investment and annuity solutions. The company is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.