FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 New Jersey Five Star Wealth Managers Announced
Area Wealth Managers Qualify for Award Based on Consumer Research
Minneapolis, Jan. 3, 2011 - Five Star Professional has named the New Jersey recipients of the 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager award. The award winners appear in a special section in the January issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Five Star Professional partnered with New Jersey Monthly magazine to conduct research to identify a select group of wealth managers who are exceptional in both their ability and their commitment to overall satisfaction. Fewer than two percent of the more than 37,000 wealth managers in the New Jersey area were selected.
A survey was provided to approximately one in four high-net-worth-households (more than 235,000 consumers), and 34,000 financial services professionals within the New Jersey area. Survey respondents were asked to evaluate wealth managers they knew through personal experience and to evaluate them based upon nine criteria. Both negative and positive evaluations were included in the scoring. Only wealth managers with a minimum of five years of experience were considered. Each wealth manager was reviewed for regulatory actions, civil judicial actions and customer complaints as reported by regulatory agencies. The final list was reviewed by a panel of local financial services industry professionals.
Five Star Professional provides localized, independent client satisfaction research on the performance of service professionals. Five Star Professional conducts research with consumers, and industry peers and leaders, to identify service professionals who score highest in overall satisfaction. Award candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory review. Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States and now, Canada. Five Star Professional was founded in 2003 and is based in Minneapolis. For more information, go to: www.fivestarprofessional.com