Barron's magazine recently named William Blair private wealth advisors to its annual ranking of top U.S. financial advisors.

The 2016 state-by-state list ranks Dan Grant, John Cultra, and Thomas Wilson among the top 60 advisors in Illinois.

"This national recognition is a testament to the strength of William Blair's private wealth advisors as they remain focused on serving clients and taking a comprehensive approach to investing and wealth management," said John R. Ettelson, president and chief executive officer of William Blair. "The depth of financial experience across all of William Blair's private wealth teams is a hallmark of the firm.  As an independent, privately held firm our advisors are free to pursue new ideas to create value for clients."

The advisors have an average tenure of 25 years in the financial industry and more than 20 years at William Blair specializing in investment strategies for individuals, families, foundations and endowments.

Barron's rankings are based on data provided by more than 4,000 of the nation's most productive financial advisors in the United States. Factors included in the rankings are: assets under management; revenue produced for the firm; regulatory record; quality of practice and philanthropic work.