Logo of Best Practices Award WinnerInvestmentNews named Dowling & Yahnke, LLC a winner of the 2017 Best Practices Awards, an important initiative that recognizes the top-performing and most innovative firms in the financial advice industry.

The winners of the InvestmentNews Best Practices Awards were identified through their participation in the 2017 Adviser Compensation & Staffing and the 2017 Adviser Technology Study. The winning firms were officially recognized at InvestmentNews’ Best Practices Award and Workshop, which was hosted at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston on October 17, 2017.

"The Best Practices winners are some of the most strategic and successful firms in the advice business," said Mark Bruno, associate publisher at InvestmentNews and head of InvestmentNews Research. "Their leaders have a clear plan and vision for growing their firms and managing elite organizations.  Acknowledging their accomplishments and telling their stories will help educate, inform and influence the growth of the overall industry.”

To identify the 2017 Best Practices Award winners, InvestmentNews Research created composite scores that examined several key metrics from its core benchmarking studies – including a firm’s rate of growth, profitability and productivity level.  The data was obtained from over 700 independent advisory firms that participated in the 2017 Adviser Compensation & Staffing Study and the 2017 Adviser Technology Study. The “Best Practices” were those who ranked among the top-quartile of all participants; in addition, the final firms were selected after qualitative interviews conducted by the InvestmentNews Best Practices Committee.

Disclosures from InvestmentNews:  InvestmentNews Research, a division of InvestmentNews, provides financial advisers with the industry’s most informative practice management studies and benchmarking reports. InvestmentNews’ benchmarking studies are a leading source of market intelligence for advisory firms and industry partners, such as custodians, broker-dealers, service providers and professional organizations. In 2009, InvestmentNews acquired two bellwether benchmarking studies from Moss Adams LLP — the Adviser Compensation and Staffing Study and the Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms. InvestmentNews has since added a technology study to its benchmarking reports. In addition to the regular benchmarking studies, InvestmentNews Research provides custodians, broker-dealers and RIAs with custom benchmarking reports and white papers that leverage our deep data and industry expertise.
Additional disclosures:  InvestmenNews requested Dowling & Yahnke to apply for the ranking.  The information for the ranking was compiled by the advisor and may or may not be verified by InvestmentNews.  The award should not be viewed as representative of any one client’s experience and should not be taken as an indication of performance by Dowling & Yahnke and any of its clients.  While Dowling & Yahnke did not pay a fee to apply for the award, the firm does purchase goods or services from the publisher of the award (such as subscriptions to the publication, reprints of the ranking, and payment to be included in other InvestmentNews-published lists). 

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