September 14, 2018 – FORBES published the 2018 Top Wealth Advisors list of 250 advisors. For the third year in a row Randy Carver the President of Carver Financial Services Inc. and a registered Principal with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. was included in this prestigious list. This year Shook Research set thresholds to minimize the number of nominations from the more than 400,000 advisors in the United States. They received 25,732 nominations, invited 9,596 to complete a survey did 7,174 telephone interviews and 1,503 in-person interviews before selecting the 250 on the list.
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of August 2018): 25,732 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 9,596 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 7,174 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 1,503 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 250 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.