• Award & Ranking

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Award & Ranking Disclosures

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors (2020 – 2024): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the Barron’s ranking survey. Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. Barron’s will verify that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then they apply their rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice. In each of those categories they do multiple sub-calculations. Read more on their methodology on their website.

Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms (2020 – 2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the Barron’s ranking survey. Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. Barron’s will verify that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then they apply their rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice. In each of those categories they do multiple sub-calculations. Read more on their methodology on their website.

Bellevue Lifestyle’s Best of Bellevue (2021, 2023): The Best of Bellevue survey is open to the public and advertised in the Bellevue Lifestyle September/October issues, and on their social media platforms during those months. Readership and social media reach is approximately 11,000 readers; there was no determination of how many participated in the survey. Coldstream did not pay a fee for participation or nomination for the award.

Financial Advisor’s 50 Fastest Growing RIAs (2022): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the FA ranking survey. FA’s RIA survey is a ranking based on aum at year end of independent RIA firms that file their own ADV with the SEC. FA’s RIA ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported to us by firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA’s survey by our deadline. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to clients. Firms must have at least $500 million in aum as of December 31, 2021 to be included in the print edition of Financial Advisor magazine’s 2022 RIA survey. Firm will under $500 million will be included the FA’s expanded 2022 online RIA survey.

Financial Advisor Magazine’s Top Registered Investment Advisor (2020 – 2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the FA ranking survey. FA’s RIA survey is a ranking based on aum at year end of independent RIA firms that file their own ADV with the SEC. FA’s RIA ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported to us by firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA’s survey by our deadline. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to clients. Firms must have at least $500 million in aum as of December 31, 2021 to be included in the print edition of Financial Advisor magazine’s 2022 RIA survey. Firm will under $500 million will be included the FA’s expanded 2022 online RIA survey.

Financial Times’ Top Financial Advisers (2020): The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (June 2019). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. RIA firms applied for consideration, having met a minimum set of criteria. 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. 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.

Forbes’ Top RIA Firms (2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the Forbes ranking survey. View Forbes’ survey methodology here.

InvestmentNews’ Top Hybrid RIAs (2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the InvestmentNews ranking survey. InvestmentNews qualified 1,578 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission. To qualify, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after July 1, 2022, (2) total AUM is at least $100M, (3) managed assets for U.S. household clients during its most recently completed fiscal year, with at least one advisor per 500 clients, (4) no more than 50% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies), (5) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pension and profit-sharing plans (but not the plan participants), (6) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to corporations or other businesses, (7) provides financial planning services, (8) is not actively engaged in business as a broker-dealer (registered or unregistered), and (9) is not actively engaged in business as a registered representative of a broker-dealer.

Oregon Business Magazine’s 2024 Power Book: Financial Planners (2023 – 2024): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the Oregon Business Magazine ranking survey. This list is compiled based on responses to a survey. Firms are not included if they do not respond to the survey.

Portland Business Journal’s Largest Money Management Firms in Oregon & S.W. Washington (2022 – 2023): Ranked by OR/SW WA assets managed 5/31/2022. Information was obtained from firm representatives through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Portland Business Journal. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. Access list here.

Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies (2022 – 2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the PSBJ ranking survey. To qualify for the list, companies must be headquartered in Washington state. The companies must also be privately owned and reported at least $500,000 in 2019 revenue. Ranks are determined by revenue grown between 2019 and 2021.  Information was obtained from firm representatives and company websites. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

Puget Sound Business Journal’s Largest Wealth and Asset Management Firms (2019 – 2024): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the PSBJ ranking survey. Companies are not required to be headquartered in Washington state and are ranked by their assets under management for Puget Sound region clients. Information was obtained from firm representatives and company websites. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Only those that responded to our inquiries were listed. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically.

Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces (2019 – 2020, 2022 – 2023): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. A $250 entry fee was paid for participation in the PSBJ Best Places to work survey. Information was obtained from firm representatives and company websites. Quantum’s Best Workplaces score factors in 30 items across six categories including trust in leadership and team dynamics. Companies that made The List had the highest composite scores in an employee survey administered by Quantum Workplaces on behalf of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Information on The List was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

USA Today’s USA Today Best Financial Advisory Firms (2023 – 2024): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the USA Today ranking survey. View USA Today’s survey methodology here.

Wealth Solutions Report’s WSR Wealth Exemplar Awards (2022): Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. No fee was paid for participation in the WSR Wealth Exemplar Awards. To qualify for the Fee-Based RIA of the Year Award, RIA firms had to be SEC-registered, working through either a W-2 or independent financial advisors, or both. There is a minimum asset level of $250 million. Qualifying RIAs have a primary focus on fee-based solutions for clients. Link to awards here.