Mariner Leads Barron’s Inaugural Rankings of Top Independent Advisory Firms

Press Release


August 31, 2016 – Mariner today announced its recognition as the leading independent advisory firm in the United States, ranking first on Barron’s list of the Top 20 Independent Advisory Firms. Barron’s ranking is based on criteria such as assets under management, client retention and other factors that speak to the firms’ ability to provide broad and consistent services to their clients. 

“Our commitment to helping our clients meet their goals has always been the foundation on which our firm is built, and I believe this prominent recognition reflects our unwavering dedication,” said Marty Bicknell, chief executive officer of Mariner. “Mariner was founded with a mission of helping individuals and families achieve and maintain financial peace of mind. This recognition validates our model of partnering with advisory teams to deliver fully customized and holistic wealth planning solutions to clients across the country.”
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About Mariner
Mariner is a rapidly growing and award-winning financial services firm focused on wealth and asset management through its partner firms. Mariner is the parent company of Mariner Wealth Advisors, a national wealth advisory firm that provides unbiased financial advice focused on meeting client needs. The firm’s mission is to help clients achieve their financial goals today, tomorrow and for years to come. 

*Barron’s awarded the 2016 #1 ranking in the Top 20 Independent Advisory Firms to Mariner Holdings based upon data compiled for Mariner Holdings’ registered investment adviser subsidiaries. Barron’s published its Inaugural Top 20 Independent Advisory Firms in 2016 based upon a number of criteria and the firms’ filings with the SEC were used to cross-check the data provided to Barron’s. The listing includes the firms’ number of clients, employees, advisors, offices and state locations.