* Based on the results of the 2012 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study, Fidelity classifies high-performing firms as those advisory practices that demonstrate excellence in the areas of growth, profitability, and productivity. In order to be deemed a high-performing firm, participants in the Study were required to meet certain qualifying criteria. The 2012 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study was conducted in collaboration with Quantuvis Consulting, Inc., and was fielded from 5/22/2012 to 7/30/2012. RIA firms who custody some portion of their assets with Fidelity Investment were invited to participate. 308 firms participated in the Study. Fidelity was identified as the Study sponsor. Quantuvis is an independent company not affiliated with Fidelity Investments.