To read more about Five Star Professional's methodology for determining winners,
Research Overview: Wealth Managers
Five Star Professional, as a third party research firm, identified pre-qualified award candidates based on industry data and contacted all identified broker dealers, Registered Investment Advisor firms and FINRA-registered representatives in the market area to gather wealth manager nominations. Self nominations were not accepted.
Award candidates were then evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. The resulting list of Five Star Wealth Managers represents an exclusive group of area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients.
Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers.
The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance.
Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client's assets.
The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or the magazine.
Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future.
For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to www.fivestarprofessional.com