October 10, 2021

Duncan Williams Asset Management Ranked #1 Fastest Growing RIA in America

Duncan Williams Asset Management (DWAM) is pleased to announce that we have been ranked the #1 fastest growing RIA in America according to Financial Advisor Magazine’s 2021 RIA Ranking, which lists the top Registered Investment Advisor firms in the country.

“We are proud to be recognized by Financial Advisor Magazine as part of their 2021 RIA ranking,” said Duncan F. Williams, founder of Duncan Williams Asset Management (DWAM). “This ranking highlights our continued growth which is driven by our dedication and ongoing commitment to helping our clients and community reach their financial goals.”

“This achievement is driven by our talented team’s hard work, passion, and diligence here at DWAM said David Scully, President and Chief Investment Officer at DWAM. “We are humbled by the faith and trust that the greater Memphis community has placed in us to handle something as important as their investments.”

This is the fifteenth annual ranking of independent advisory firms produced by Financial Advisors (FA) magazine. FA's RIA Ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported by firms to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


RIA firms applied for consideration to be included in the 2021 Financial Advisor RIA Rankings. To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent RIAs that file their own Form ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients.  There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that are included in the FA 2021 RIA Ranking.

ABOUT Duncan Williams Asset Management

Duncan Williams Asset Management, headquartered in Memphis, TN was founded in 2015 and advises approximately $750 million in assets¹. DWAM provides customized financial planning and comprehensive wealth management services to high-net-worth individuals, families, non-profits, foundations, and institutions. As a fee-only, personal financial advisory firm, DWAM offers financial advice that is tailored to clients’ individual goals, risk tolerance and lifestyle needs.


¹ Approximately $750 million of regulatory assets under advisement (AUA) as of 08/31/2021. Regulatory AUA consists of securities portfolios for which continuous and regular supervisory or management services are provided.

The FA’s RIA Ranking is an independent listing produced annually by Financial Advisor magazine (July 2021).

FA 2021 RIA Survey & Ranking methodology: FA's RIA survey is a ranking based on assets under management at year end of independent RIA firms that file their own ADV form with the SEC. FA's RIA ranking orders firms from largest to smallest, based on AUM reported to FA by firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA's survey by the deadline. FA verifies AUM by reviewing ADV forms.

FA 2021 RIA Survey & Ranking eligibility: To be eligible for the ranking, firms must be independent registered investment advisors and file their own ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Corporate RIA firms and investment advisor representatives (IARs) are not eligible for this survey.  A corporate RIA is a registered investment advisor most often formed by a broker-dealer that files an ADV with the SEC. Advisors who are affiliated with the broker-dealer or other entity's corporate RIA may offer investment advice. They are considered Investment Advisor Representatives (IARs) of the corporate RIA. All the assets under management of the IARs are included in the corporate RIA's ADV filed with the SEC.

Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Duncan Williams Asset Management is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Duncan Williams Asset Management by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers. Duncan Williams Asset Management does not pay fees to be considered for any ranking or recognition.


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