Hardy Reed named to fast-growth list

By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal

Hardy Reed has been named a “Top 50 Fastest Growing Registered Investment Advisory” firm in the U.S. by Financial Advisor magazine.
Tupelo-based Hardy Reed was listed as the nation’s 24th fastest growing RIA.
“We attribute our growth to several key factors,” said Hardy Reed CEO Scott Reed. “While growth is important for any business, our goals are to build lasting relationships and add enduring value which are equally important. The last few years have been one of the most difficult financial periods in American history. We understand how hard it is to make prudent decisions in such periods and the importance of having a highly disciplined process.
“We are extremely proud of our team of professionals and their integrity, commitment and dedication to our clients. Another factor is we offer independent, objective fiduciary guidance. This has been Hardy Reed’s mission since the very start.”
Reed said the company’s ability to keep its clients, as well as attract new clients, has helped spur its growth.
“We’ve been blessed to have clients for a very long time, but it’s been important to have new people interested in what you’re doing, too,” he said.
Financial Advisor magazine’s 2012 RIA ranking is based on voluntary responses from 514 registered investment advisers who completed an online survey. The ranking was based on assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Hardy Reed is an independent, fee-only investment adviser, fiduciary consulting and retirement plan services provider for high net-worth individuals and their families, institutions such as endowments and foundations and retirement plans.