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Capital Investment Advisors’ Wes Moss and Matt Reiner Recognized Among the 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia

ATLANTA – June 29, 2021 – Today, Capital Investment Advisors is proud to announce that partners Wes Moss and Matt Reiner have been named among the recipients of Investopedia’s fifth annual Investopedia 100 List of the Most Influential Financial Advisors honor. The Investopedia 100 celebrates financial advisors who are making significant contributions to critical conversations about financial literacy, investing strategies, life-stage planning and wealth management. With more than 100,000 independent financial advisors in the U.S., the Investopedia 100 spotlights the country’s most engaged, influential, and educational advisors.

Investopedia’s methodology focuses on awarding financial advisors who have demonstrated a top-of-the-industry ability to reach the largest and most diverse financial and investing audience. That reach is measured by the impact and quality of the advisor’s published work, public appearances, online following, and commitment to financial literacy across diverse communities. Peer-to-peer nominations are also used to determine the advisor’s influence and reach.

“2021 has taught us that we need financial literacy and guidance more than ever before. The global pandemic has dislocated the capital markets from the economy in unprecedented ways, and millions of people have had their financial lives disrupted,” said Investopedia Editor-in-Chief, Caleb Silver. “This year’s Investopedia 100 have stepped up to that challenge, and the awardees represent advisors from all communities and backgrounds committed to spreading financial literacy and education.”

“Through almost two decades of radio, research, and writing, I’ve been committed to helping as many people as possible retire both sooner and happier. I appreciate Investopedia for recognizing my work and the considerable dedication of my colleagues to helping educate others,” said Wes Moss.

Matt Reiner echoed Moss’ sentiment. “I find endless satisfaction in helping fellow advisors grow and learn, and I appreciate being listed among so many industry leaders that I admire. I am dedicated to helping this industry continue to evolve, and I hope my work will inspire young advisors to embrace education and outreach as part of their career paths,” said Reiner.

The full list can be found on

About Investopedia: Investopedia helps its nearly 20 million monthly U.S. users (Comscore, April 2021) learn how to understand complex financial concepts, improve their investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Whether in a classroom, a boardroom or a living room, Investopedia editors and its network of financial advisors and experts have answered questions and earned readers’ trust since 1999. Investopedia is part of the Dotdash family of brands.

About Capital Investment Advisors: Capital Investment Advisors is a fee-only financial advisory and asset management firm based in Atlanta. Since 1996, CIA has provided clients with financial strategy and management tailored to the client’s individual circumstances and objectives. The firm currently manages more than $3 Billion (as of March 2021) in assets. For more information on Capital Investment Advisors, please visit or call 404-531-0018.


Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Capital Investment Advisors, LLC (“CIA”) is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of CIA or any of its financial advisors by any of its clients.  This ranking was based on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Therefore, individuals who did not apply for consideration were excluded and may be equally qualified.  CIA did not pay a fee to be considered for this ranking but may purchase reprints to publicize the rankings. Additional information about the criteria for the ranking is provided below. 

Investopedia’s methodology focuses on awarding financial advisors who have demonstrated a top-of-the-industry ability to reach the largest and most relevant financial and investing audience, as measured by the impact and quality of their published work, public appearances, and online following. The 2021 Investopedia 100 also heavily weighed peer-to-peer nominations, highlighting the most influential advisors who were recommended by their peers. Investopedia receives no compensation from placing advisors on the list, nor does an advisor’s appearance on the Investopedia list constitute an individual endorsement by Investopedia of such advisor.


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