Barron's 2018 Top Independent Advisors

Barron’s Ranks Paul Pagnato #16 on 2018 Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors List

Paul A. Pagnato, Founder and CEO at PagnatoKarp, climbed three spots in 2018 to be ranked No. 16 on Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors list. Barron’s featured its annual ranking of independent advisors and firms in its Sep 17, 2018 magazine issue. This is Pagnato’s sixth time being recognized on the prestigious Barron’s list.

“At PagnatoKarp, our mission focuses squarely on our clients, the community and the industry as we seek to positively impact one million lives through True Fiduciary® standards of transparency,” said Pagnato. “Our recognition by Barron’s and continued growth as a firm underscores the importance transparency makes to individuals and families seeking independent financial advice.”

PagnatoKarp manages the complex needs of wealthy families through investment, planning, tax, legal, private banking, family governance, travel and concierge. By fusing global financial access and True Fiduciary® transparency with personalized services and innovative technology, PagnatoKarp goes beyond wealth management to help streamline lives. In the community, PagnatoKarp is proud to be partnered with Barron’s, sponsoring top universities through the Barron’s In Education program to help strengthen financial literacy and foster tomorrow’s leaders.

Paul Pagnato is ranked #3 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State, #2 in Virginia on Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors and #30 on Forbes America’s Top Wealth Advisors lists. Additionally, PagnatoKarp was crowned ‘Best Multi-Family Office (New Entrant)’ at the 2018 Family Wealth Report Awards and a 2018 Virginia Business Best Place To Work. Award Disclosures.

Barron’s ranking of the “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. Broker-dealers are not eligible for this list.

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About PagnatoKarp

PagnatoKarp is an independent wealth management firm based in Reston, Virginia, with over $3.8 billion assets under advisement (as of 6/30/18). Personalized services include financial planning, investments, tax, legal, private banking and trust, family governance, and concierge. With True Fiduciary® standards and innovative technology, PagnatoKarp customizes solutions in each client’s best interest to help expand opportunities, reduce costs and simplify complexity. Visit or 703-468-2700.


At PagnatoKarp, we help high-net-worth families streamline and move forward. Our boutique team of professionals manage complex needs through investments, financial planning, tax, legal, private banking, family governance and concierge. With True Fiduciary® standards of transparency, we embrace the legal obligation to put your interests first while focusing on asset protection, cost, and opportunities.

Please contact PagnatoKarp at 703-468-2700 to schedule a private, confidential meeting at your convenience.

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