About Us


Published: Monthly

2021 Circulation: 80,000 controlled



Editorial Mission
Reaching 80,000 qualified readers each month, Financial Advisor delivers essential market information and strategies that advisors need to succeed in their increasingly complex environment. FA focuses on sophisticated planning and investment strategies to help advisors better serve their affluent clients, as well as practice management ideas to help advisors build their firms. FA goes in-depth to challenge traditional planning wisdom by introducing readers to new approaches to help them better counsel clients. To achieve these goals, FA continuously seeks to bring together the best team of editors and contributing writers to provide the most compelling publication for the top decision-makers in the financial advisory field.


Subscriber Profile:

Readers are comprised of financial planners, registered investment advisors and independent broker-dealers. FA readers are experienced, top-producing advisors with established practices that include affluent clients with high levels of investable assets. Our circulation is BPA audited and our readership studies are conducted by Signet Research. Advertisers benefit by reaching a highly targeted audience within an extremely focused and relevant editorial environment.


Financial Advisor Magazine Ranked First As Most-Read Publication For Financial Advisors:
For the fourth straight year, Financial Advisor magazine was ranked first among publications targeting professional financial advisors, according to Erdos & Morgan's Financial Advisor Media Usage and Outlook Study (FAMOUS). Erdos & Morgan has been conducting syndicated and custom market research since 1947.

Financial Advisor ranked ahead of Financial Planning, Investment Advisor, Investment News, Rep, and recently ceased publications On Wall Street and Research. Their survey of digital media websites designed specifically for professionals offering financial advice shows Financial Advisor’s website, was selected as the online destination that they visited most often, ahead of financial-planning.com, investmentnews.com, thinkadvisor.com/investment-advisor, advisorperspectives.com, onwallstreet.com, one-fpa.org, wealthmanagement.com and advisorone.com/research-magazine.



Charter Financial Publishing Network (CFPN) is an employee-owned company led by one of the most experienced and respected publishing teams ever assembled, including editorial director Evan Simonoff (former editor-in-chief of Financial Planning), group publisher David Smith (former publisher of Investment Advisor) and Charlie Stroller (former president of Dow Jones Financial Publishing Corp.). Other partners include Bob Paradise (former publisher of Barron's) and Keith Allaire (founding editor of Investment Advisor).

In addition to FA, CFPN also publishes FA News and PW News (e-newsletters), as well as the Advisor Growth Summit, Invest In Women and Inside Alternatives & Asset Allocation conferences.