Founder, Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals
Ric Edelman is one of the most influential people in the financial planning and investment management profession. Ranked three times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s, he’s also earned a spot in both Research magazine’s Financial Advisor Hall of Fame and Barron’s Hall of Fame. In 2017, he received the IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ric is the founder of Edelman Financial Engines, ranked #1 for quality by both Barron’s and Consumer Reports. The firm is the nation’s largest independent advisory firm, with 350 advisors in 170 offices nationwide, managing $270 billion for 1.3 million individuals and households. He is also founder of the Funding Our Future Coalition with the Bipartisan Policy Center and founded DACFP, the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals, which advances financial advisor knowledge of blockchain and digital assets.
In addition to his many accolades, Ric is a leading financial educator and champion of improving financial literacy for all Americans. TALKERS magazine named him among the 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in the country. His show, on the air for nearly 30 years, is heard on 86 radio stations and reaches one million people every week. Ric has also produced award-winning specials for Public Television, and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 books on personal finance.