AKRON, Ohio – Sequoia Financial Group, LLC (Sequoia), an independent financial services firm based in Akron, made Financial Advisor’s 2013 list of top Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) in the nation. The firm ranked 147th out of 522 firms on the magazine’s eighth annual ranking of independent advisory firms. Managing approximately $985 million of assets at the time of submission, Sequoia was also named one of the magazine’s Top 50 Fastest-Growing Advisory Firms, securing the 17th spot. The firm experienced nearly 67% growth in assets between 2011 and 2012.