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Riverwater Partners

$800 million 

Assets Under Management 


Year Founded




About Riverwater Partners

Riverwater Partners is a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm dedicated to responsible investing. Their experienced investment and client services team of independent fiduciary advisors delivers a range of services from wealth management for individuals, equity strategies for institutions and individuals and investment advising for non-profits, foundations and 401(k) plan sponsors. Working for positive change and achieving competitive returns do not have to be mutually exclusive.

They are proud to be a Certified B-Corp™ and a Certified Woman-Owned Business.

Riverwater Partners + Dakota 

Riverwater Partners became a Dakota Marketplace member in March of 2022 with the goal of expanding their network and finding a reliable source of new and updated data. 

What were you looking for in a data provider?

Riverwater Partners was looking for a source that provided reliable data and exceptional service.

What problems did Marketplace help you overcome?

As an emerging manager we wanted a reliable source of information to increase sales prospecting efficiency and have a built-in tool to help maintain a disciplined sales process.  

Why was Marketplace the solution?

Marketplace has provided them with trusted information that is easy to access. Specifically, the metro area search and map features allows for efficient meeting and travel planning. These features offer a better understanding of metro areas.

What benefits and/or growth have you seen because of Dakota Marketplace?

As a result of Dakota’s interaction with our firm, we have instituted quarterly webinars to interact with our prospect base and generate content for our firm. We have built a sales reporting structure around the Dakota model, and now provide a quarterly update internally to the team about our institutional development efforts.

On the sales development front, we have become one of the most recognized emerging manager brands in eVestment and are actively growing consulting relationships. The single biggest opportunity we have is a result of their event series that has put us into the final decision position with one of the largest wirehouses for their platform.

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