August 1, 2011 Chicago, IL – Registered Rep Magazine has named Blue Prairie Group as one of the top 50 independent Wealth Manager RIA firms in the country. BPG ranked number 27 out of 50 nationally, and third highest in total assets under management for Chicago-based firms. Registered Rep ranked RIA firms not only on total assets under management, but also on their breadth of service offerings in areas such as financial planning, trust and estate counseling and educational expense planning. 

Gary Silverman, Blue Prairie Group’s Wealth Management Practice Leader and partner in the firm commented, “We’re pleased to be recognized by Registered Rep as it validates the good work that we are doing for our clients. Considering the fact that we started our wealth management practice only 5 years ago and that it is 100% organically grown, it means a lot to us to be considered one of the top wealth management firms in the country. “ 

Matt Gnabasik, Managing Director of Blue Prairie Group says that, “This accomplishment speaks highly of the intellectual capital that resides within the firm. We deliberately designed the wealth management practice area to leverage the deep investment infrastructure of the firm including CFAs, CFPs and our research-oriented Investment Analytics Group. By engaging Blue Prairie Group, our wealth management clients reap the benefit of working with an independent and objective institutional investment consulting firm. We add value by focusing on risk reduction – an approach our clients continually validate by referring their friends and family. ” 

Blue Prairie Group is a Chicago-based retirement, investment and wealth management consulting firm that provides integrated retirement and investment consulting solutions to ERISA retirement plans, foundations, endowments and individuals. We advocate low-cost investments, sophisticated asset allocation, full fee transparency, and provide an experienced, team-based client service model. According to Inc. Magazine, Blue Prairie Group ranked as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the country.