Parnell On GVA’s Approach To Supporting Advisor Growth

Eric Parnell, Chief Market Strategist, Great Valley Advisor Group joins Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss GVA’s approach to supporting advisors and enabling growth. 

Great Valley Advisor Group is an independent, growth-focused RIA with over $5B in AUM and over 140 advisors nationwide. GVA offers independent advisors and RIA affiliates an open architecture platform, full tech stack, in-house asset management and due diligence, compliance and back office support, as well as valuation consulting.

Great Valley Advisor Group is ranked #36 on this year’s Top 100 ETF Power Users List with over $1.17B in ETF assets across 310 ETFs, 33 issuers and 48 sectors (as of 12/31/22). The firm has added over $600M in aggregate ETF assets since the end of 2020. View More

The 2023 RIA Channel Top 100 RIA ETF Power Users Ranking showcases wealth management firms based on their aggregate total firm ETF assets. 

RIA Database identified and ranked RIA wealth management firms using the most exchange traded funds (ETFs). Wealth managers were defined by the following characteristics: 1) total assets were primarily managed for high net worth and non-high net worth individual clients; 2) each firm provides comprehensive wealth management services; 3) firms may be a family office or may provide family office services; and/or 4) firms may provide financial planning services. Broker/dealers were excluded. Firms must be domiciled in the United States and registered with the SEC as a registered investment adviser (RIA). Wealth managers were then ranked based on ETF usage as reported to the SEC per their 13F quarterly Edgar filings as of December 31, 2022. Total ETF assets were aggregated by RIA Database ( Assets under management are as reported to the SEC as of December 31, 2022.

RIA Database® is the leading provider of advisor data, profiles and prospecting software for the financial services industry. They manage current and historical profiles on over one million advisors across all channels: the RIA Channel, broker/dealers, family offices, foundations, institutional investors and banks. They are producers of the Forbes Top RIA list for over ten years and provide surveys and rankings for several industry publications as well.

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To view the full Top 100 ETF Power Users List, head here.

Eric Parnell is solely an investment advisor representative of Great Valley Advisor Group, and not affiliated with LPL Financial.