Chart o’ the Day: The Meteoric Rise of the RIA

RIA asset growth outpaced the growth rate of the global investment markets last year, proving that there is a lot happening beneath the surface propelling the business model as opposed to just “up stocks.”

Market appreciation alone doesn’t explain the continuing growth of the RIA channel. Overall, there was a 21% increase in the total assets under management of all included firms in the InvestmentNews RIA Data Center, from $1.1 trillion at the same time in 2014 to $1.3 trillion this year.


Investment News has an interactive heat map showing which states have the most RIA-managed assets currently. California is number one, thanks in part to its sheer population size as well as having several RIAs that are in the top ten nationwide by assets…

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Click over for the rest of the data and to see where your state stands in the revolution.


The continuing growth of the RIA channel, by the numbers (Investment News)


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