Torch Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding commitments to leadership, ethics, and integrity, as displayed in their Torch Award applications. Applications were reviewed by an independent panel of judges from the business and education community.
Reilly Financial Advisors was not only a finalist in 2016 but also won this award in 2012, making them only financial firm in San Diego to have done so.
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Participating companies were required to pay a fee to be eligible for rankings among the Torch Awards. Reilly Financial Advisors (“RFA”) was ranked in the category of businesses having between 25 and 99 employees. RFA is unaware of any undisclosed facts that could potentially invalidate the appropriateness of the ranking. By virtue of disclosing this ranking, RFA is disclosing favorable ratings (to the extent that RFA is ranked above other companies) and unfavorable ratings (to the extent that RFA is ranked below other companies). BBB does not publish, nor is RFA aware of the percentage of other advisers or other entities that received the applicable ranking. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience because of the way in which it is calculated. The ranking is absolutely not indicative of RFA’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments. This ranking or any other rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed as a guarantee that a client will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if RFA is engaged, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement by any of its clients. A copy of RFA’s current written disclosure statement discussing its advisory services and fees remains available upon request.
2016 Judging Criteria info can be found in a presentation given to all applicants: