Pence Wealth Management Recognized in Forbes 2022 Top RIA Firms
Pence Wealth Management has been named one of Forbes’ 2022 Top 100 RIA Firms in the nation1. The inaugural Forbes/Shook Top RIA list, which was recently released, names 100 advisory firms with cumulative assets of $730 billion. Each of the listed firms is led by seasoned professionals who have several decades of experience, a demonstrated history of guiding clients through market upheavals.
Pence Wealth Management secured #7 on Forbes’ first-ever list of Top 100 RIA firms in the nation and was the exclusively the only Orange County-based RIA firm to make it onto the list.
As Forbes states, “Never before has the need for steady-handed financial advice been greater. Registered investment advisory (RIA) firms, which are legally bound by a fiduciary standard, remain one of the fastest-growing segments in the wealth management business, precisely because they are committed to working in a client’s best interest rather than for such things as high commission products.”
With the well-being of their clients as their top priority, the entire team at Pence Wealth Management takes pride in their high ranking, achieved from a pool of over 36,000 nominations. Our team would like to thank all our clients for their support.
The financial professionals at Pence Wealth Management are affiliated with LPL Financial, a leading2 retail investment advisory firm, independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) custodian, providing resources, tools and technology that support advisors in their work to enrich their clients’ financial lives.
1The Forbes ranking of America’s Top RIA Firms, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone, virtual and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. The algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Pence Wealth Management (“PWM”) is a financial services practice within LPL Financial LLC (“LPL Financial”) comprised of multiple financial professionals that provide a series of services including personal investment advisory, third party managed advisory and brokerage services. Pence Wealth Management, Inc. is an investment adviser registered with the State of California to provide financial planning services. Both PWM and LPL Financial were considered as part of the application process for ranking.
2Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2019 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent Broker-
Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2020); No. 1
provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2019-2020 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report)
Laila Pence is a registered representative with and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. Financial planning offered through Pence Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor.
Dryden Pence is a registered representative with and offers securities and advisory services though LPL Financial, LLC (“LPL Financial”) member FINRA/SIPC and a registered investment adviser. Mr. Pence may offer financial planning services through Pence Wealth Management (“PWM”), a registered investment advisor.
Pence Wealth Management, Inc. (“PWM”) is a financial services practice within LPL Financial LLC (“LPL Financial”) comprised of multiple financial professionals that provide a series of services including personal investment advisory, third party managed advisory and brokerage services. PWM is an investment adviser registered with the State of California to provide financial planning services. The financial professionals affiliated with PWM are registered with and securities and investment advisory services offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC and a registered investment adviser. As of 12/31/2021, the total assets serviced by PWM through LPL Financial consist of over $1.95 billion in advisory and $383 million in brokerage assets.
LPL Financial, Forbes and Pence Wealth Management are all separate entities.