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#1 on the CNBC Financial Advisor 100 List

The prestigious CNBC Financial Advisor 100 Awards honor the top 100 financial advisors in the United States. Winners are selected based on a variety of factors, including each firm’s regulatory/compliance record, number of years in the business, total assets under management, revenue growth, and more. Receiving a CNBC Financial Advisor 100 Award is a major accomplishment and a testament to an advisor’s expertise and success. Woodley Farra Manion is honored to be ranked #1 on the 2022 CNBC Financial Advisor 100 List.

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Black and white photo of the Woodley Farra team, with an image of the blue #1 foam finger—now with the Woodley Farra name—over the corner of the image.

What This Means to Us

With a clear commitment to consistency and a philosophy built on taking a long-term approach, we are especially proud to appear on this list of the top 20 financial advisors in the country for the third consecutive year. (But a number-one ranking is rewarding, too, of course.)

How Does CNBC Make Their Selection?

CNBC began by analyzing an array of key data from AccuPoint Solutions’ proprietary database of registered investment advisors. From an initial list of almost 40,000 RIA firms, they crafted a shortlist (relatively speaking) of 914 firms that met CNBC’s proprietary criteria. CNBC then gathered more details with an extensive email survey sent to each qualifying firm, who in turn completed a comprehensive application and provided a full prospectus of their practice.

CNBC authenticated each firm’s data and cross-checked that information with the SEC regulatory database. AccuPoint once again administered CNBC’s proprietary criteria to further refine the list and create the final ranking of the top 100 firms.

Celebratory photo of some members of the Woodley Farra team holding up the blue foam #1 fingers, celebrating being named the #1 firm in CNBC's 2022 FA 100 rankings.
A screenshot of George Farra on the CNBC program "The Halftime Report" to discuss Woodley Farra's #1 ranking in the FA100.

CNBC Halftime Report: Woodley Farra Manion ranked #1 Financial Advisor

George Farra, Woodley Farra Manion principal, joins the ‘Halftime Report’ to share some of the investment strategies that helped his firm reach the number one ranking on CNBC’s Financial Advisors 100 list.

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A Record of Success

Woodley Farra Manion first entered the FA 100 in 2020, debuting at #19 in the second year in which CNBC assembled its annual ranking. A financial advisor’s appearance anywhere on the list is significant, but a Top 20 placement is truly special, as it places the firm in the top 2% of financial advisors on an already short list of rarified contenders. Our firm climbed two more spots in 2021, as well. This appearance at the top of the 2022 list marks three consecutive years in which Woodley Farra Manion has been recognized for performing better than nearly all of the 40,000 firms that CNBC begins looking at each year—a mark of excellence for which we will continue to strive in the years to come.


Woodley Farra debuts at #19


Woodley Farra climbed two more spots at #17


Woodley Farra currently sits at #1 on the CNBC FA 100 ranking