Barron’s – Top Advisor Rankings by State

World-renowned investment publication, Barron’s, has ranked CEO Stephan Cassaday one of the top financial advisors in the state of Virginia on its annual ‘Top Advisor Ranking by State’ list. This is the 16th year that Cassaday has been named to Barron’s “State by State” list since the award’s inception in 2009. 

This list is Barron’s largest, most comprehensive ranking that evaluates not only independent advisors but advisors from Wall Street firms as well. On receiving this prestigious honor, Cassaday said, “We are grateful our clients recognize our firm’s distinguishing factors and are honored they continue to place their trust in us.”  

Cassaday has been recognized by several industry leading publications over the past two decades in addition to Barron’s including Forbes, Financial Advisor Magazine, Financial Times, and Washingtonian. Steve attributes much of his success to the team he has created at Cassaday & Co. He’s embodied his ideals into his highly trained and experienced staff and taught them to think like owners while making customer service their number one priority. 

About This Award 

Barron’s ‘Top Advisor Ranking by State’ 2024 ranking is based on data provided by more than 6,000 financial advisors nationwide. Advisors are evaluated based on: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor’s returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The number of advisor rankings per state is determined by a state’s population and wealth.  

The full list of rankings can be found at  

To read more on all of Cassaday & Company, Inc.’s awards and recognitions, click here.  

Award History 

Cassaday is honored to have been recognized on the Barron’s State by State list every year since the award’s inception in 2009, earning the #1 spot in Virginia a total of nine times in the past ten years: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, AND 2014. 


Award Disclosures: 

Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors (2009-2024) – Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. 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. The formula Barron’s uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor’s returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor’s regulatory record. Please see here for more information regarding Barron’s Methodology. Cassaday did not compensate Barron’s for this award. To learn more about Cassaday’s awards and recognition, please visit award disclosures.   


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