1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/);
2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.
|Firm Start Year:||2006|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and others.|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||2|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||1,150,000|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$205,600,000,000|
Compensation and Fees
|Fee Structure:||Fee Based Only - No Commissions|
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Joined Edelman Financial Engines in 2011. Began his career in the financial services industry in 2010. Successfully completed the Series 7 and 66 examination(s) administered by FINRA. Earned the Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) certification(s) and the Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMS®) and Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA®) designation(s). Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Texas State University - San Marcos and a Master's of Science Degree in Personal Financial Planning. Married to Lauryn. They have two children: Peyton and Paisley. Spencer enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing, and scuba diving.