Awards Disclosures

General Disclosure 

*Please Note: Limitations. Neither rankings nor recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Wealthspire is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. 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 (see participation criteria/methodology). Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, Wealthspire did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of Wealthspire by any of its clients. 

Awards, rankings, and other forms of recognition are not indicative of Wealthspire’s or its advisors’ future performance.

  • Barron’s Top RIA Firms – 2019-2021 – Recognized firms were selected based on a questionnaire requesting various pieces of data gathered on areas such assets, staffing, revenue, technology spending, staff diversity, succession planning, and other firm-level details. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. 50 firms from throughout the United States were selected for this award in 2019 and 100 were selected in 2020 and 2021. Wealthspire’s predecessor firms Sontag Advisory LLC and Bronfman E.L. Rothschild, LP were names as co-recipients of the 2019 award.
  • Financial Advisor Magazine Top Registered Investment Advisor – 2019-2021 – Survey Methodology: o be eligible, 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. Firms complete and submit a survey on their firm’s behalf and each is represented in the final survey ranking. The annual ranking is based on the previous year’s assets for discretionary and nondiscretionary assets reported on Form ADV.
  • Crain’s – Notable Women in Finance 2020 – Advisor honorees were selected based on several factors including the level of assets under management, inclusion in reputable advisor rankings and professional certifications and accomplishments. For others, criteria included the potential influence of the honoree’s work on the delivery and quality of ¬financial advice and/or the extent of its innovation. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. Visit for more information.
  • Barron’s Top 40 Wealth Managers – 2018 – Methodology: Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. We verify that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then we apply our rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice. In each of those categories we do multiple sub-calculations.
  • Advisory HQ 2019, 2020 Top 10 New York Wealth Managers – Awards, Rankings, and Ratings General Disclosure: Each third-party award, ranking, rating or recognition bestowed upon Sontag Advisory (Wealthspire Advisors) or its representatives based upon various, unique criteria and methodologies, each of which is provided verbatim below. The firm never pays a fee for inclusion in any such list. Some lists, such as the Advisory HQ, are determined without any input from Sontag Advisory (Wealthspire Advisors) and others require completion of an application or survey. Third-party rankings and recognition from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation of the firm. Please click here  for a detailed review of AdvisoryHQ’s selection methodologies.
  • Investment News – Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors 2018 – Recognized firms were required to be a registered investment advisor (RIA) that has been in business at least one year and having a minimum of 15 full-time/part-time employees. The assessment consisted of a questionnaire on benefits and policies completed by human resources staff along with an engagement & satisfaction survey completed by a minimum of 40% of staff. 50 firms were selected for this award from an undisclosed list of submissions. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. Click here for more information on this recognition from
  • Barron’s – Nation’s Top Advisors – Recognized advisors were evaluated based on 100+ pieces of data gathered from each advisor during the nominations process for each ranking. Each general category features a significant number of sub-calculations. Over 4,000 financial advisors were included in the survey, and approximately 1,000 advisors were included in the final list in all 50 states. Financial advisor rankings are based on three general categories of criteria: assets, revenue, and quality of practice. There was no charge to be included in this award listing. Click here for more information on this award from Barron’s.
  • Financial Times – Top 300 RIAs 2016-2020 – The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times (July 2020). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and online accessibility. Over 750 qualified firms applied for the award, 300 of which were selected (40%). This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300. Click here for more information on this award from Financial Times.
  • Washingtonian – One of the Top Local Money Advisors, 2019 – List compiled based on survey of hundreds of area financial professionals, including questions such as “Whom would you trust with your money?”. Also undertook independent research, interviewing experts and consulting industry organizations and publications. The people included on this list (varying in total by year but generally ranging from 200 to 350 advisors) received the most recommendations from all sources, which included “hundreds surveyed” in the DC Metropolitan Area, per Washingtonian Magazine. There was no charge to be included on this list. Click here for more information from Washingtonian Magazine.
  • Forbes “Best-in-state” Wealth Advisors 2017 – Inclusion on this list was determined by Shook Research. Award recipients were ranked based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria that included in-person interviews, industry experience, community involvement, client retention data, and revenue trends. Over 2,000 advisors were included on this list. There was no charge to be included in this list. Click here for more information from Forbes.

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