Why Our Clients Choose KAR

Meet Our Wealth Advisors
“Do The Right Thing”
– John Anderson, Founder

Our firm was founded on this guiding principle, which sums up our commitment to maintain the highest level of integrity and honesty in our approach to our work, our colleagues, and, most importantly, our clients.

In 1984, John Anderson, a well-known Los Angeles businessman and named benefactor of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and his partners, Richard Kayne and Allan Rudnick, created a firm to manage their own wealth. Over time they developed an approach to wealth management and investment opportunity that focused on high-quality investments. This same careful stewardship is what we extend to
our clients.

What Makes KAR Different?
We’re with you for the long run.

As a wealth management firm, we care about building a great financial plan, but we care even more about building great long-term relationships. Founded on trust and service, it is through these relationships that we find the best solutions for each client throughout their changing lives. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and take a personalized approach to wealth management.

We’re dedicated to learning and honing our craft — for you.

Our advisors have over 100 years of collective industry experience. We’ve been learning everything we can that we believe can help make your financial life better. Although your daily interactions are with your wealth advisor, you also have a team of investment professionals across the organization that are working on your behalf to reach your goals.

The only offering we think fits every client is Quality.

You will find us uncompromising about quality because we believe that’s who we are. Everything else is about who you are. We strive to provide dynamic financial planning and wealth management solutions focused on helping achieve your life and financial goals.

* As of December 31, 2022 and is updated annually.
† If you have any questions regarding a particular professional’s credentials or for more information regarding each credential’s requirements and qualifications, please contact KAR to receive a copy of your professional’s Form ADV Part 2B.

Awards and Recognition

#1 Independent Advisor
in 2022
(#1 in 2017-2020, 2022)

Top 10 Independent
Advisors (2013-2022)

300 Top RIAs List
(2014, 2018-2020)

Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

Largest Asset Managers
in Los Angeles Area

Best Firm Culture —
Large Firms

Top Guns Award

Largest Bay Area
Wealth Management
Firms (2016-2022)


Top Wealth Managers
in the Bay Area

Best Corporate
Social Responsibility
Programme – Americas (2022)

‡ Please see important disclosures on Ranking Criteria at the bottom of this page.

Do the Right Thing

Our founder John Anderson said it often. We aim to live it. It sums up our commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity and honesty in every interaction we have, every day.

Respect Given is Respect Earned

It is important that we show respect and regard for all people. We celebrate diversity, inclusiveness and empowerment. It’s part of doing the right thing.

It’s About You, Not Us

Our clients come front and center with all of us, because our business depends on the trust and confidence you put in us. Our success depends on yours.

Ask Questions, Then Ask More Questions

Our goal is to truly understand our clients and the strategies we employ. Analysis is the most important part of what we do. So we keep asking questions of others and of ourselves.

Company Stats

Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Bay Area/San Francisco, CA
Westlake Village, CA
Scottsdale, AZ
Denver, CO
Boca Raton, FL
Orlando, FL
Boston, MA
Quincy, MA
Walpole, MA
New York, NY
Charlotte, NC
Providence, RI
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Seattle, WA

$47.5 Billion§

in Assets Under Management


of all leadership roles are held by women


54% Caucasian
31% Asian
9% Hispanic or Latino
7% African American

117 Firm Employees§

19 Investment Professionals
30 Wealth Management Team

§ As of December 31, 2022

How Can We Help?

Our goal at KAR is to provide the highest level of personal service. So feel free to reach out and we’ll be happy to assist you.


For General Inquiries:

(800) 231-7414


Contact Our Team:
Wealth Management

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This information is being provided by KAR for illustrative purposes only. Information contained on this site is not intended by KAR to be interpreted as investment advice, a recommendation or solicitation to purchase securities, or a recommendation of a particular course of action and has not been updated since the date of the material, and KAR does not undertake to update the information presented should it change. This information is based on KAR’s opinions at the time of the publication of this material and are subject to change based on market activity. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. KAR makes no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained herein.  The information provided here should not be considered to be insurance, legal, or tax advice and all investors should consult their insurance, legal, and tax professionals about the specifics of their own insurance, estate, and tax situations to determine any proper course of action for them. KAR does not provide insurance, legal, or tax advice, and information presented here may not be true or applicable for all investor situations. Additional information about KAR’s services and fees may be found in KAR’s Part 2A of Form ADV, which is available upon request or can be found at https://kayne.com/wp-content/uploads/ADV-Part-2A.pdf.




Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors”: For the Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors” Barron’s utilizes the results from a 102-question survey that is completed by advisors who wish to be ranked. Barron’s verifies that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then applies its rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings. For additional information on the ranking, please visit https://www.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors/independent.


Financial Times “FT 300: Top Registered Advisors”: For the Financial Times (“FT”) 300, FT examines a database of RIAs registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and selects those with more than $300m in assets under management (AUM). In partnership with their sister company, Ignites Research, FT invites qualified RIAs to complete an extensive application to provide more information about them. This information is coupled with FT’s own research into their practices, including data from regulatory filings. FT uses a formula to grade advisers based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings. For additional information on the ranking, please visit https://www.ft.com/content/6a45556e-6c21-4770-bc94-468fee0de563.


Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors”: For the Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors”, each advisor—selected by SHOOK Research—is chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including: in-person interviews; industry experience; compliance records; revenue produced; and assets under management. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings. For additional information on the ranking, please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/rjshook/2021/02/11/forbes-best-in-state-wealth-advisors-methodology-2021/?sh=66609ae16d22.


Los Angeles Business Journal “Largest Asset Managers in Los Angeles Area”: For the Los Angeles Business Journal “Largest Asset Managers in Los Angeles Area”, asset managers are ranked by assets under management. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings.


PSN Top Guns Manager of the Decade 4Q 2021: PSN Top Guns Manager of the Decade: In order for an investment manager to be considered a PSN Top Gun Manager of the Decade, investment strategies must have had an r-squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the latest 10-year period. Moreover, an investment strategy’s had to have returns greater than the style benchmark for the latest 10-year period and also standard deviation less than the style benchmark for the latest ten-year period. The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on https://psn.fi.informais.com/ For more details on the methodology behind the PSN Top Guns Rankings or to purchase PSN Top Guns Reports, contact Margaret Tobiasen at


About Informa Financial Intelligence’s Zephyr Financial Intelligence: Zephyr Financial Intelligence is part of the Informa Intelligence Division of Informa PLC, is a leading provider of products and services helping financial institutions around the world cut through the noise and take decisive action. Informa Financial Intelligence’s solutions provide unparalleled insight into market opportunity, competitive performance and customer segment behavioral patterns and performance through specialized industry research, intelligence, and insight. IFI’s Zephyr portfolio supports asset allocation, investment analysis, portfolio construction, and client communications that combine to help advisors and portfolio managers retain and grow client relationships. For more information about IFI, visit https://financialintelligence.informa.com.  For more information about Zephyr’s PSN Separately Managed Accounts data, visit https://financialintelligence.informa.com/products-and-services/data-analysis-and-tools/psn-sma


San Francisco Business Times “Top Wealth Managers in the Bay Area”: For the San Francisco Business Times “Top Wealth Managers in the Bay Area”, asset managers are ranked by assets under management for individual clients. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings.


The Wealth For Good Awards are independently judged based solely on the basis of entrant’s submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which are answered by focusing on the client experience rather than purely quantitative performance metrics. The awards recognize the very best operators in global wealth management with “independence”, “integrity”, and “genuine insight”, the watchwords of the judging process. While the judging process is completely independent of any commercial arrangements between the participants and the organizers, it is expected that winners have an obligation to work with the organizers to promote their award and this obligation is separate to attendance at an awards ceremony. KAR did not pay any fees to participate in the Wealth For Good Awards; however, KAR did pay fees for an advertisement and article placement after it was notified that it won. For additional information regarding the Wealth For Good Awards and methodology, please visit https://clearviewpublishing.com/events/the-wealth-for-good-awards-2022/


With Intelligence To be considered for the PAM Awards, the Kayne Anderson Rudnick team provided evidence of the steps taken to achieve a positive working environment, testimonials from staff, and turnover statistics that would support their submission. Kayne Anderson Rudnick is described as striving to do the right thing and maintaining a team-oriented culture of accessibility, open and honest communication, and respect. The firm encourages an environment of intellectual honesty and believes in empowering and growing its people. To view more about the PAM Awards and view the 2022 honorees list, and the full criteria, click here: https://awards.withintelligence.com/privateassetmanagementawards2023/en/page/categories-criteria .KAR has not paid fees to the award sponsor to obtain the award and does not anticipate that it will pay fees to re-license the award. KAR sponsored part of the virtual gala for the awards ceremony, but doing so was not a prerequisite to winning the award.