Local Investment Management Firm Secures Prestigious Ranking for Second Straight Year
Gainesville, Ga. (June 29, 2016) — For the second consecutive year, Willis Investment Counsel has been recognized by The Financial Times of London as one of the United States’ top investment advisory firms.
Willis Investment Counsel of Gainesville, Ga., is one of 300 U.S. investment firms to make the annual “FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers” list. In Georgia, Willis Investment Counsel is one of only 11 investment firms to qualify for the ranking – and the only one outside metro Atlanta.
The “FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers” list is researched and compiled independently by the Financial Times, a London-based international business publication, in partnership with Ignites Distribution Research. Criteria include amount of client assets under management, asset growth, years of operation, compliance record, professional certifications of key employees, and online accessibility for clients. No fee is paid for consideration or inclusion in the FT 300.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Financial Times for the second year in a row,” said Bob Willis, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Willis Investment Counsel. “Our location outside a traditional metro area makes this recognition especially satisfying.”
Founded in 1979, Willis Investment Counsel is one of the largest independent investment management firms north of metro Atlanta. The firm manages over $1.7 billion in assets for private individuals and institutions.