Methodology: WealthManagement’s Top 25 High-Net-Worth Advisors ranking was assembled using data from Meridian-IQ (in which Penton Media has a stake). Advisory firms are ranked by total assets under management. To land on the list, high-net-worth clients had to account for 76 percent or more of the firm’s business. Firms also had to have a focus on financial and retirement planning; institutional clients do not make up a substantial portion of their businesses. Finally, none of these firms are owned by a bank, broker/dealer or investment company.