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Please Note: Limitations: Neither rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any designation or certification, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Column Capital Advisors is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see link as to participation data, to the extent applicable). No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of Column Capital Advisors by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: Column Capital Advisors’ Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including providing the criteria used for any reflected ranking.

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Advisory HQ Top Rated Financial Advisory Firm:

With respect to references on this Website or in other CCA publications to the 2021-2022 “Advisory HQ Top Rated Financial Advisory Firm”, which is provided to the best of CCA’s knowledge:

Advisory HQ is not affiliated with CCA.  AdvisoryHQ uses a multi-step selection methodology for identifying, researching, and generating its list of top ranked firms. AdvisoryHQ’s review and ranking articles are always 100% independently researched and objectively written.  Firms do not pay for their ranking. In fact, most firms do not even realize that they are being reviewed and ranked by AdvisoryHQ until after their reviews have been completed and published to the public.

Below is a step-by-step overview of AdvisoryHQ’s methodology process.

Step 1: Using publicly available sources, AdvisoryHQ identifies a wide range of firms that are providing services in a designated area (city, state, or local geographic location).

Step 2: AdvisoryHQ’s review team then applies initial methodology filters to narrow down the list of identified firms/products. These filters include company strengths, trustworthiness, transparency, professional reputation, managed asset, ROI/ROA effectiveness, fee structure, what customers/clients are saying about the organization, and many more.

Step 3: After trimming down the initial list, AdvisoryHQ then conducts a deep-dive assessment of the remaining firms. The award criteria takes into account a range of factors, including experience level, level of customization, site quality, resources, features, range of provided services, innovation, value-added, and many more factors, to build up a broad picture of what each firm or product has to offer, before the final selection process occurs.

Step 4: Based on the results of the performed assessment, AdvisoryHQ’s research and selection team then finalizes the list of entities that make it into its top rated publications, which are then published to the general public.

Click here for additional information on AdvisoryHQ’s Selection and Ranking Methodologies.

Five Star Professional Award:

Five Star Professional uses its own proprietary research methodology to name outstanding professionals, then works with publications such as Indianapolis Monthly to spread the word about award winners.  Each award candidate undergoes a thorough research process (detailed here) before being considered for the final list of award winners.  For the complete list of winners, go to

In order to consider a broad population of high-quality wealth managers and investment professionals, award candidates are identified by one of three sources: firm nomination, peer nomination or prequalification based on industry standing.  Self-nominations are not accepted.  Indianapolis award candidates were identified using internal and external research data.  Candidates do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final lists of Five Star Wealth Managers or Five Star Investment Professionals. 

  • The Five Star award is not indicative of a professional's future performance.
  • Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client's assets.
  • The inclusion of a professional on the Five Star Wealth Manager list or the Five Star Investment Professional list should not be construed as an endorsement of the professional by Five Star Professional or Indianapolis Monthly.
  • Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager, Five Star Investment Professional or any professional is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected professionals will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future.
  • Five Star Professional is not an advisory firm and the content of this article should not be considered financial advice.  For more information on the Five Star Wealth Manager or Five Star Investment Professional award programs, research and selection criteria, go to
  • 4,016 award candidates in the Indianapolis area were considered for the Five Star Wealth Manager award.  143 (approximately 8% of the award candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. 

Five Star Wealth Manager Criteria and Determination of Award Winners:

Award candidates who satisfied 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria were named 202 Five Star Wealth Managers.

Eligibility Criteria - Required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative.  2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years.  3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review.  4. Fulfilled their firm review based upon internal firm standards.  5. Accepting new clients.  Evaluation Criteria - Considered:  6. One-year client retention rate.  7. Five-year client retention rate.  8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered.  9. Number of client households served.  10. Education and professional designations. 

Regulatory Review:  As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not: been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; been convicted of a felony.  Within the past 11 years the wealth manager has not: been terminated from a wealth management or financial services firm; filed for personal bankruptcy; had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them (and no more than five total pending, dismissed or denied) with any regulatory authority. 

Five Star Professional conducts a regulatory review of each nominated wealth manager using the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure (IAPD) website.  Five Star Professional also uses multiple supporting processes to help ensure that a favorable regulatory and complaint history exists.  Data submitted through these processes was applied per the above criteria; each wealth manager who passes the Five Star Professional regulatory review must attest that they meet the definition of favorable regulatory history based upon the criteria listed above.  Five Star Professional promotes via local advertising the opportunity for consumers to confidentially submit complaints regarding a wealth manager.