SOURCE: BrightScope

BrightScope

February 22, 2012 07:00 ET

BrightScope Announces List of Top 25 Dallas-Fort Worth Area-Based RIA Firms

Placemark Investments, Inc. Leads the List With $6.2B, Followed by Smith Group Asset Management and Tolleson Private Wealth Management With Nearly $2.5B Each

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the Top 25 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, focused on individual money management, with the greatest amount of assets under management. This list is part of the series that BrightScope regularly issues to highlight data contained within its Advisor Pages™, a breakthrough way for people to discover, research, and select a financial advisor.

"Through BrightScope Advisor Pages we have vastly improved the transparency of the wealth management market by making it easier for investors to find information about financial advisors," said Mike Alfred, co-founder and CEO of BrightScope. "At BrightScope we are committed to developing the most accurate and comprehensive database of financial professionals so investors can be certain they are finding the best advisors to fit their needs."

By aggregating hard-to-discover but publicly available information on advisors, BrightScope has created a free, easy-to-use database that is searchable from multiple dimensions. BrightScope's Advisor Pages™ features the data most critical to investors tasked with making an informed decision on which financial professional best meets their needs, including location, qualifications, amount and types of assets under management, area of specialty, legal disputes, formal complaints and more.

Top 25 Dallas-Fort Worth area-based advisors by total assets under management:

Company - Total assets under management

1. Placemark Investments, Inc. - $6.2B

2. Smith Group Asset Management - $2.4B

3. Tolleson Private Wealth Management - $2.3B

4. Retirement Advisors of America - $1.5B

5. Adams Asset Advisors, LLC - $1.4B

6. Turtle Creek Management, LLC - $1.4B

7. Robertson, Griege & Thoele - $1.4B

8. Money Matters With Ken Moraif - $1.4B

9. True North Advisors, LLC - $1.0B

10. Rushmore Investment Advisors, Inc. - $901.6M

11. Lee Financial Corp. - $898.9M

12. Howard Financial Services, Ltd. - $804.5M

13. SummitAlliance Capital Management, LLC - $614.0M

14. Diesslin & Associates, Inc. - $602.0M

15. Brownlie & Braden, LLC - $513.9M

16. Rogers Capital Management, Inc. - $486.1M

17. Penn Davis Mcfarland, Inc. - $465.4M

18. Gerald L. Ray & Associates, Ltd. - $443.5M

19. SCM Advisors LP - $437.1M

20. SFMG Wealth Advisors - $423.3M

21. Beaird Harris Wealth Management, Inc. - $383.7M

22. Keene & Associates, Inc. - $351.3M

23. Annandale Capital, LLC - $345.8M

24. Tailwind Advisors - $339.6M

25. Trinity Portfolio Advisors, LLC - $326.0M

BrightScope obtains its data directly from publicly available sources, including required regulatory filings from the Securities Exchange Commission. Financial advisors can augment these primary sources by claiming their BrightScope Advisor Page™. By analyzing and interpreting this data, BrightScope now provides unparalleled insight into the financial management industry.

For more information about BrightScope Advisor Pages™ or to find information on a financial advisor, please visit http://www.brightscope.com/financial-planning/find/advisor/.

About BrightScope
BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through independent research and analysis. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors. The BrightScope Rating™, developed in partnership with leading independent 401k fiduciaries, reviews more than 200 unique data inputs per plan and calculates a single numerical score which defines plan quality at the company level. In April 2011, the company launched BrightScope Advisor Pages™, the first comprehensive and publicly available directory of financial advisors designed to help consumers discover information and conduct due diligence on wealth management professionals. BrightScope also markets a suite of data analytics software products to Fortune 1000 companies, asset managers, broker-dealers, financial advisors, and other market participants. Public ratings for more than 46,000 retirement plans as well as rating definitions, criteria and methodologies, and information on more than 450,000 financial advisors are available for free at www.brightscope.com.

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