Scott Hanson is a senior partner and founding principal of Allworth Financial. A nationally recognized financial expert, he’s been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors2 six times and has been listed as one of the 25 most influential people in the financial services industry nationwide✢.
Under Scott’s direction, through a combination of both organic expansion and acquisition, Allworth Financial has grown to over $8 billion in assets under administration.3 Over the past two years, Scott and his business partner have introduced Allworth into over 17 markets, growing the company’s service offerings to now include tax planning, accounting, and estate planning guidance. Empowered by a belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to receive financial advice that is in their best interest, Scott’s vision for Allworth is to become a national brand where clients receive the same high level of financial advice in all 50 states.
For over 20 years, Scott has co-hosted Money Matters, a call-in, financial topic radio program that airs on flagship AM radio stations and is available via podcast at AllworthFinancial.com. Money Matters is one of the longest-running financial topic radio programs in America.
A frequent guest columnist for several national financial publications, Scott is the author of Personal Decision Points: 7 Steps to Your Ideal Retirement Transition (2016), Money Matters: Essential Tips & Tools for Building Financial Peace of Mind (2006), and the co-author of Investment Advisor Marketing: A Pathway to Growing Your Firm and Building Your Brand (2013).
In 2004, Scott and Pat McClain founded Liberty Reverse Mortgage, which was later acquired by Fortune 500 Company Genworth Financial and is now one of the largest reverse mortgage company in the country.
In 2010, he was recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Capital Chapter, and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, California State University, Chico.
A running and cycling enthusiast, Scott has completed the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the Iron Man triathlon, and numerous mountain bike races. Scott Hanson resides in El Dorado Hills, California, with his wife Valerie and four children.
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1The NBRI Circle of Excellence Award is bestowed upon NBRI clients meeting one or both of the following criteria: Total Company score at or above the 75th percentile of the NBRI ClearPath Benchmarking Database and/or improvement of five (5) or more benchmarking percentiles in Total Company score over the previous survey.
2Scott Hanson (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) and Pat McClain (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016). Barron's© magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.
3As of 12/20, Allworth Financial, an SEC registered investment adviser and AW Securities, a registered broker/dealer have approximately $10 billion in total assets under management and administration.
4Barron’s 2020 Top 100 RIA Firms. Barron's© magazine is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices.
✢Scott Hanson, Investment Advisor 2005, 25 most influential people in the financial services industry. The ranking reflects 25 people who Investment Advisor magazine believes have had or will have the greatest influence on the financial services industry.
✼Pat McClain, InvestmentNews 2014, Invest in Others Community Service Award, presented to an advisor who has made an outstanding impact on a community through managerial contributions to a non-profit organization.
†Financial Times, FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers, June 2019. The ranking reflects six areas of consideration including the company's years in existence, industry certifications of key employees, AUM, asset growth, SEC compliance record and online accessibility and calculates a numeric score for each company.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.