Award DisclosuresBoston Business Journal 2016(Boston Business Journal):

The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) Top 25 Largest Investment Advisors in MA ranking is based on the total assets under management as of June 1, 2016. The list includes firms that are headquartered in Massachusetts. To be considered for inclusion, Welch & Forbes submitted a survey, which was supplied and reviewed by The BBJ.

The BBJ does not disclose how many firms were considered or applied for inclusion on the list.

Welch & Forbes does not pay a fee to be considered for or included in The BBJ’s ranking, but was required to pay a nominal fee of $100 in order to be granted rights to display the “BBJ Top 25 Largest Investment Advisors in MA” badge on the firm’s website. Welch & Forbes is not required to be a member of or subscriber to The BBJ or any other group to be considered for or included in the rankings.

Welch & Forbes is not affiliated with The BBJ.

Financial Times Top Financial Advisers Award(Financial Times’ FT300):

The formulae the FT uses to grade advisors is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each advisor. Areas of consideration include: AUM, asset growth, firm’s years in existence, industry certifications of key personnel, SEC compliance record, and online accessibility. To be considered for inclusion, Welch & Forbes submitted a survey, which was supplied and reviewed by The Financial Times.

The Financial Times does not disclose how many firms were considered or applied for inclusion on the list.

Welch & Forbes does not pay a fee to be considered for or included in The FT300 ranking. Welch & Forbes is not required to be a member of or subscriber to The Financial Times or any other group to be considered for or included in the rankings.

Welch & Forbes is not affiliated with The Financial Times.

 

Financial Advisor Ranking 2016

(Financial Advisor Magazine):

To be eligible for this ranking, firms must be a registered investment advisor, provide financial planning related services to individual clients, and have at least $50 million in assets under management. To be considered for inclusion, Welch & Forbes submitted a survey, which was reviewed by Financial Advisor Magazine.

Financial Advisor Magazine does not disclose how many firms were considered or applied for inclusion on the list.

Welch & Forbes does not pay a fee to be considered for or included in the Financial Advisor Magazine’s RIA Survey and Ranking, but was required to pay a fee of $495 in order to be granted rights to display the “Financial Advisor Magazine RIA Survey and Ranking” badge on the firm’s website. Welch & Forbes is not required to be a member of or subscriber to Financial Advisor Magazine or any other group to be considered for or included in the rankings.

Welch & Forbes is not affiliated with Financial Advisor Magazine.

 

Investment News 2017 Top RIA Badge

(Investment News):

To qualify for this award/ranking, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after January 1, 2016, (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.

To be eligible for this award, Investment News qualified 1,778 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of November 1, 2016. Welch & Forbes did not submit a survey or application to receive this award/ranking.

Welch & Forbes does not pay a fee to be considered for or included in the Investment News Top RIA Survey and Ranking, but was required to pay a fee of $665 in order to be granted rights to display the Investment News Top RIA badge on the firm’s website. Welch & Forbes is not required to be a member of or subscriber to Investment News or any other group to be considered for or included in the rankings.

Welch & Forbes is not affiliated with Investment News.