DBR & CO Named to Prestigious Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers for 2020


Jack Carroll





PITTSBURGH, PA July 30, 2020 – DBR & CO is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.

This is the seventh annual FT 300 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. Ignites Research provides business intelligence on investment management.

DBR & CO Founder and CEO David Root, CFP® stated “To receive such national recognition is testimony to the tremendously hard work employed by every member of our team to develop the highest level of expertise for our clients. It also speaks to DBR & CO’s commitment toward continuous growth and improvement.”

DBR & CO’s focus on delivering expert financial advice is reflected in its client-first service model and the credentials held by its team of private wealth and retirement plan professionals. RIA firms that applied for consideration, had to meet a minimum set of criteria. Applicants were then graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300.

The final FT 300 represents an impressive cohort of elite RIA firms, as the median AUM of this year’s group is $1.9 billion. The FT 300 Top RIAs represent 39 different states and Washington, D.C. The FT 300 is one in series of rankings of top advisers by the Financial Times, including the FT 401 (DC retirement plan advisers) and the FT 400 (broker-dealer advisers).

This recognition comes on the heels of DBR Fiduciary Plans Solutions being named to the Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors by PLANADVISOR Magazine as well as earning elite certification for excellence in fiduciary investment advisory practices from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC (CEFEX).

For more information about DBR & CO, please visit us at www.dbroot.com

The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times (July 2020). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and online accessibility. Over 750 qualified firms applied for the award, 300 of which were selected (40%). This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

About DBR & CO

DBR & CO is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), providing private wealth management services to individuals and families as well as qualified retirement plan management in a fiduciary capacity to businesses and non-profit organizations. As of December 31, 2019, DBR had approximately $679,053,671 in assets under management, all of which was managed on a discretionary basis, as well as $5,997,541,756 in assets under advisement which are managed on a non-discretionary basis. Founded in 1994, the firm has offices in Downtown Pittsburgh and Toledo, Ohio.

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