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About Us

Located on the northside of Indianapolis and founded in 1995, Woodley Farra has more than 100 years of combined investment management experience. We are a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the SEC. We conduct our own research in-house, focusing on individual securities. In addition, several members of our team have earned the title Chartered Financial Analyst* (“CFA”), providing our clients with an extra measure of confidence.

About Us

Financial Coaches

Individually, we might be some of the sharpest and highest-achieving financial coaches around. But we function best as a team, doing our best work for our clients together—while still treating our clients’ personal information with the utmost confidentiality.

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The CNBC Financial Advisor 100 List

The prestigious CNBC Financial Advisor 100 Awards honor the top 100 financial advisors in the United States. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management was ranked #1 in 2022, and we are honored to once again appear on the list. The rigorous selection process—based on a variety of factors, including each firm’s regulatory/compliance record, assets under management, and revenue growth—begins with an initial look at almost 40,000 investment firms. Given our philosophy and approach, we are especially proud to be consistently recognized for our expertise in the safekeeping and betterment of our clients’ assets.

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Our Process

We begin by running more than 14,000 companies through our proprietary filters, which find undervalued companies and narrow the options to a list of 300–700 securities. We then apply a multi-discipline stock research process to reduce the options, analyze each company’s financial and competitive health, and dive deep into each company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) policy as it relates to potential financial performance.

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We can’t say it enough: We’re here for the long run. The safe stewardship of our clients’ assets is more important to us than our own return on investment.

Our Philosophy ›

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We coach our clients through the market’s ups and downs, each step of the journey. Along the way, we keep time with Monthly Market Updates and other observations.

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Every journey begins with the first step. We’re ready to join yours.