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Local firm named to elite list
Company makes Financial Times Top 300
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A Gainesville firm has been named to an elite list that ranks investment advisers around the country.

Willis Investment Counsel is one of the U.S. investment firms to make the annual Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors list.

The London-based, international business publication “identifies the industry’s best advisers while accounting for the firms’ different approaches and varied specializations.”

Founded in 1979, Willis Investment Counsel is the largest independent investment management firm north of metro Atlanta.

“We are certainly honored to be recognized internationally by such a respected publication,” said Bob Willis, CEO and chief investment officer at Willis Investment Counsel.

Released in June, the Financial Times Top 300 list is researched and compiled independently by the Financial Times in partnership with Ignites Research.

Criteria to be named to the list 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 list.

In Georgia, only 13 investment firms made the ranking, and only two of those were located outside of Atlanta.

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