2022 Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State – Shook Research
Del Mar, CA - April, 2022
Carolyn Taylor was named one of Shook Research’s 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State list. She was invited to complete an online survey detailing information about her career, as well as Weatherly as a firm. Carolyn was named 32nd out of 79 advisors in Southern California. The list was published on February 4th, 2022 on Forbes.com at https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-women-advisors/#1252afd86b20.
The 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State ranking is based on firms’ AUM as of 9/30/21 and reflects Weatherly’s discretionary AUM of $1.1 Billion.
The Forbes ranking of Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of: qualitative data, such as telephone and in-person interviews, a review of best practices, service and investing models, and compliance records; as well as quantitative data, like revenue trends and assets under management. All advisors have a minimum of seven years’ experience. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. In total, 34,500 nominations were received and 18,465 advisors were invited to complete the online survey. Throughout the research process, 13,549 telephone interviews, 2,610 in-person interviews, and 1203 web-based interviews were conducted. The ranking listed 79 advisors in California, and Carolyn was ranked 32nd.
Basic Requirements to be considered for the “Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State” included: 1) 7 years as an advisor; 2) minimum 1 year at current firm 3) advisor must be recommended, and nominated, by Firm, 4) completion of online survey; 5) over 50% of revenue/production must be with individuals; and 6) an acceptable compliance record. In addition to the above basic requirements, advisors were also judged on the following quantitative figures: 1) revenue/production; weightings assigned for each; 2) assets under management—and quality of those assets—both custodied and a scrutinized look at assets held away (although individual numbers are used for ranking purposes, the ranking publishes the entire team’s assets); 3) client-related data (i.e.retention.) NOTE: Portfolio performance was not considered – audited returns among advisors are rare, and differing client objectives provide varying returns. Qualitative considerations examined included but were not limited to: 1) telephone and in-person meetings with advisors; 2) compliance records and U4s; 3) advisors that provide a full client experience (factors examined include service model, investing processes, fee structure (higher % of fee-based assets earns more points,) and breadth of services, including extensive use of Firm’s platform and resources; 4) credentials (years of service can serve as proxy); 5) use of team & team dynamics; 6) community involvement; 7) discussions with management, peers, competing peers, and 8)telephone and in-person meetings. Compliance records and U4s were also reviewed in detail as part of the selection process including: 1) infractions denied or closed with no action; 2) complaints that arose from a product, service or advice initiated by a previous advisor or another member or former member of team; 3) length of time since complaint; 4)complaints related to product failure not related to investment advice; 5) complaints that have been settled to appease a client who remained with the advisor for at least one year following settlement date; 6) complaints that were proven to be meritless; and 7) actions taken as a result of administrative error or failure by firm.
Weatherly Asset Management did not pay any fees to SHOOK to be nominated or included in the “Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State” list and Weatherly was not required to advertise in, or subscribe to, Forbes. As of the time of this disclosure, Weatherly did not elect to pay for reprints of the list.
Inclusion in this ranking is not representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of Weatherly’s future performance. Weatherly is not aware of any facts that would call into question the validity of the ranking or the appropriateness of advertising the award.
SHOOK is completely independent and objective and does not receive compensation from the advisors, Firms, the media, or any other source in exchange for placement on a ranking. SHOOK is funded through conferences, publications and research partners. Since every investor has unique needs, investors must carefully choose the right Advisor for their own situation and perform their own due diligence. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions for how to choose the right Financial Advisor.
About Weatherly Asset Management, L.P.
Weatherly Asset Management, L.P. is a Registered Investment Advisor, located in Del Mar, California, dedicated to providing high quality, holistic and innovative wealth management services to high net worth individuals, small businesses and institutional clients since inception of the Firm in 1994.
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