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This website (“Website”) is a publication of Column Capital Advisors, LLC (“CCA”), which is a registered investment adviser with a principal office in Indianapolis, IN. Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement by securities regulators and does not imply that CCA has attained a certain level of skill, training, or ability. This Website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to CCA’s advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of this Website should not be construed as CCA’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by CCA with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration as applicable. Each user of this Website (“User”) is encouraged to obtain a copy of CCA’s current written disclosure statement discussing CCA’s business operations, services, fees, and applicable conflicts of interest, which is available from CCA upon request or by searching for CCA at the following link: www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.
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Any awards, rankings, ratings, and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are not indicative and should not be construed as a guarantee of CCA’s future performance or its clients’ investment success. Rankings published by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are generally based on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Please refer to the specific disclosures below for more information about awards, rankings, ratings, and/or recognition.
With respect to references on this Website or in other CCA publications to the 2017 “Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors” which is provided to the best of CCA’s knowledge:
The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors is an independent listing (“The FT 300”) produced annually by the Financial Times (the “FT”). The FT is not affiliated with CCA. The FT 300 is presented as “an elite group,” not a competitive ranking of one to 300. The results are not based upon information or opinions of participating Registered Investment Advisors’ (“RIA’s”) clients. Therefore, inclusion on The FT 300 is not representative of any participating RIA’s clients’ experiences. Neither the participating RIAs nor their employees pay a fee to the FT in exchange for inclusion in The FT 300.
The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIAs, regulatory disclosures, The FT’s research, and/or research conducted on The FT’s behalf by “Ignites Distribution Research,” a Financial Times “sister publication.” The FT invited RIAs reporting $300 million or more in client assets under management to complete a lengthy application, which was analyzed along with data available from regulatory filings. The FT indicates that the methodology used to evaluate inclusion on The FT 300 is quantifiable and objective, and that the participating RIAs had no subjective input in the analysis.
Approximately 520 RIAs applied and 300 made the final list. The formula utilized to evaluate participating RIAs for inclusion on The FT 300 is based on six factors and calculates a numeric score for each participating RIA. Areas of consideration include: assets under management, asset growth, RIA age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record, and online accessibility. Assets under management and asset growth, combined, comprised roughly 80 to 85 per cent of each participating RIA’s score. Additionally, the FT caps the number of companies from any one state. The cap is roughly based on the distribution of millionaires across the US.
CCA applied for consideration, and the result was independently granted. The FT 300 does not require membership or payment in order for award participants and/or applicants to be considered for an award designation. However, CCA may pay a fee in exchange for plaques, logo licensing, or article reprints commemorating the designation. While CCA would pay this fee after receiving the designation and not as a condition precedent to receiving it, the fact that CCA pays any fee with respect to its receipt of the designation should be considered if such designation is a factor in a client or prospective client’s evaluation of whether to initially to engage or continue to engage CCA for investment advisory services. Based on its stated methodology, The FT 300 does not name advisors if the ratings are not statistically valid; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on the FT 300 or the appropriateness of CCA advertising the same. By considering the compliance record, eligibility to appear on the ranking seeks to ensure that a participating advisor has an established and significant history and record free from regulatory sanctions. CCA is unaware of any undisclosed facts that could potentially invalidate the appropriateness of the above designation. The designation may not be representative of any one client’s experience because of the way in which it is calculated. The designation is not indicative of CCA’s and its advisors’ future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement by any of its clients.
With respect to references on this Website or in other CCA publications to the 2018 “Investment News Top 10 Fee Only Registered Investment Advisers” in Indiana, which is provided to the best of CCA’s knowledge:
InvestmentNews is not affiliated with CCA. For the 2018 ranking, InvestmentNews qualified 2,172 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of May 1, 2018. To qualify, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after January 1, 2017, (2) total AUM is at least $100M, (3) does not have employees who are registered representatives of a broker-dealer, (4) provided investment advisory services to clients during its most recently completed fiscal year, (5) no more than 50% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies), (6) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pension and profit-sharing plans (but not the plan participants), (7) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to corporations or other businesses, (8) does not receive commissions, (9) provides financial planning services, (10) is not actively engaged in business as a broker-dealer (registered or unregistered), (11) is not actively engaged in business as a registered representative of a broker-dealer, (12) has neither a related person who is a broker-dealer/municipal securities dealer/government securities broker or dealer (registered or unregistered) not one who is an insurance company or agency.
Based on the above description, the methodology used to evaluate inclusion on the “Investment News Top 10 Fee Only Registered Investment Advisers” ranking in Indiana quantifiable and objective, and that the participating firms had no subjective input in the analysis. CCA applied for consideration, and the result was independently granted. InvestmentNews does not require membership or payment in order for award participants and/or applicants to be considered for an award designation. However, CCA may pay a fee in exchange for plaques, logo licensing, or article reprints commemorating the designation. While CCA would pay this fee after receiving the designation and not as a condition precedent to receiving it, the fact that CCA pays any fee with respect to its receipt of the designation should be considered if such designation is a factor in a client or prospective client’s evaluation of whether to initially to engage or continue to engage CCA for investment advisory services. Based on its stated methodology, InvestmentNews does not name registered investment advisers if the ratings are not statistically valid; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on list or the appropriateness of CCA advertising the same. CCA is unaware of any undisclosed facts that could potentially invalidate the appropriateness of the above ranking. By virtue of disclosing this ranking, CCA is disclosing favorable ratings (to the extent that CCA is ranked above other registered investment advisers) and unfavorable ratings (to the extent that CCA is ranked below other investment advisers).The ranking is not be representative of any one client’s experience because of the way in which it is calculated. The designation is not indicative of CCA’s and its advisors’ future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement by any of its clients.