Financial Times Names Rochester Adviser One of the Top Retirement Advisers in the Nation

Rochester, N.Y. — Sage Rutty & Co., Rochester’s oldest locally owned wealth management firm, is pleased to announce that Financial Times has named Douglas E. Parker III one of the top retirement advisers in the nation on its annual Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors (FT 401) list. As a member of the list, Parker, who is based in Rochester, joins an elite group of 401 advisers selected from across the country.

A certified financial planner and senior vice president, Parker joined Sage Rutty in 1996 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Parker and his team, Parker & Burke, are responsible for advising individual and corporate clients on a variety of financial issues, including his specialty of retirement plan design, management and service.


This is the second annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on asset management. Parker has been on the list both years.


When selecting the FT 401 list, Financial Times analyzes quantifiable and objective criteria and determines rankings based on various data, including industry experience, certifications, assets under management, specializations and compliance record. The 2016 list represents advisers from 41 states plus Washington, District of Columbia.

Parker, who resides in Brighton, NY, is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner (CFP®) and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).  He graduated come Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and earned his Master’s Degree in Financial Planning from The College for Financial Planning. 


To see the full 2016 FT 401 list and for more information, visit  

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