May 20, 2016

Bedel Recognized as one of the Top Women-Owned RIAs in the Country

Posted By: Bedel Financial

In 2016, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women-Owned RIAs nationwide by It is important to note that, according to data from the CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative, women make up only 23% of all registered investments advisors (RIAs), putting Elaine E. Bedel, in an elite group refers to as “trailblazers". Bedel was the only firm from Indiana to land on the site’s prestigious list. The firm was also included on this list in 2012, 2014 and 2015. In 2013 the firm was in the Top 50 Women-Owned RIAs nationwide.

A registered investment advisor (RIA) provides investment management as well as other financial services and is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). To be recognized by, advisors had to own at least 25 percent of their firm, provide financial planning for individual clients and have a client list that could include no more than 50 percent institutional clients.

Bedel is a renowned national and international speaker and a frequent contributor to magazines, e-newsletters and radio and television broadcasts. She authored "Advice You Never Asked For…But wished you had!” available on

Bedel Financial is a wealth management firm providing fee-only financial planning and investment management services for individuals, consulting services for corporate retirement plans and investment advisory for institutions and endowments. Bedel founded the firm, which has since grown to 18 employees, in 1989. Bedel Financial actively manages more than $800 million in client investments.