Ron Carson “America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors”

Barron’s Annual Roster features 15 stalwart names (including Carson’s) that never seem to leave

Five years into the bull market, ironically, investing has suddenly gotten a lot trickier. “The stock market has turned choppy, bonds continue to look risky despite recent gains, and Russia’s annexation of Crimea is feeding geopolitical jitters.” So say the editors of Barron’s magazine in their write up for this year’s list: America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.

“The situation has our top 100 advisors working overtime in search of fresh opportunities. [They] have spent their careers seeking out exceptional investments, not to mention bending over backward to provide outstanding service,” concluded writer Steve Garmhausen.


Going the extra mile is part of what sets the Barron’s top advisors apart. As a result, Ron Carson and his team at Carson Wealth Management Group remain on the 2014 Top 100 list. Barron’sfirst ranked the nation’s top 100 advisors in 2004, based on assets under management, revenue generated for the advisors’ firms, and the quality of advisors’ practices.

“Those are still the main criteria but in comparing data from 2004 with this year’s top 100, it’s clear that the best advisors are being rewarded with an ever-growing share of client assets,” Garmhausen said.

In addition to the Top 100 list, Carson’s team appears on “The Stalwart 15,” a sub-list of advisors who have been included on every Barron’s Top 100 Advisor ranking since its inception in 2004.

“Investors should take note,” said Robert Moore, President of LPL Financial who has gotten to know the Carson team and their work ethic over the past six years. “These advisors have been recognized by Barron’s to be among the very best advisors in the country and are poised to continue their growth trajectory. I know that Ron Carson and his team at Carson Wealth Management Group are committed to providing their clients with proactive and transparent service that exceeds expectations,” Moore said.


This is the second Barron’s listing for the Carson team this year. In February, Carson was re-affirmed as the top advisor in the state of Nebraska for the eighth consecutive year. Carson is one of only a handful of advisors across the nation who has made both the “Top 100 Financial Advisors” list (announced in April each year) and the “Top Independent Advisors” list (announced in August each year) since inception, while also holding the #1 ranking in his home state (announced in February each year) for the past eight years.

“My team and I have an unwavering dedication to our clients,” said Carson. “We are thrilled that the editors of Barron’s magazine have recognized our efforts to deliver top notch service and put our client’s interest first and foremost. Our passion is helping clients discover their True Wealth – that is their unique meaning and purpose in life; all that money can’t buy and death can’t take away,” he explained pointing to a firm motto: “Wealth Designed. Life Defined.”


2014 kicks off the 30th anniversary celebration of Carson Wealth Management Group, which has grown into one of the largest independent wealth advisory firms in the country with nearly $4.3 billion in assets. The firm was founded by Carson in 1983 out of his college dorm room at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., the Carson Wealth Management Group staff size and the assets managed have more than doubled since first appearing on theBarron’s listing in 2004.

Carson Wealth Management Group is comprised of Carson Wealth, Peak Advisor Alliance and Carson Institutional Alliance – three separately run organizations, each striving to elevate the client-advisor wealth experience by providing investors and advisors with a path to realize their goals.

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Founded in 1921, Barron’s is published by Dow Jones, which is owned by News Corp. The Top 100 Financial Advisors list recognizes the top financial advisors in the nation. In 2014, more than 4,000 advisors were considered for the list and, for the first time, independent registered investment advisors were included.

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