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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Rick Welch

President And Chief Investment Officer
Academy Wealth Advisers
Po Box 114
Penns Park, PA 18943
Office: 215-603-2976
rickwelch@academywealthadvisers.com
www.academywealthadvisers.com

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Academy Wealth Advisers is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, near the City of Philadelphia and serves clients across the Mid Atlantic region. We serve soon-to-retire and retired, moderate to high net worth individuals, couples, families, businesses, trusts, private business owners and corporate executives. We start each client relationship with a conversation, or conversations, so that we can learn all about your financial needs, risk tolerance and investing time horizon. We look forward to working side-by-side with you to ensure that your investment plans stay on track and that your investment and retirement dreams become a reality.

This award was issued on 11/01/2023 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 02/13/2023 through 08/31/2023. Fee paid for use of marketing materials. Self-completed questionnaire was used for rating. This rating is not related to the quality of the investment advice and based solely on the disclosed criteria. 3,885 Philadelphia-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 328 (8% of candidates) were named 2023 Five Star Wealth Managers. The following prior year statistics use this format: YEAR: # Considered, # Winners, % of candidates, Issued Date, Research Period. 2022: 3604, 305, 8%, 11/1/22, 2/21/22 - 8/19/22; 2021: 3,576, 310, 9%, 11/1/21, 1/18/21 - 9/3/21; 2020: 4,148, 366, 9%, 11/1/20, 2/10/20 - 9/11/20; 2019: 3,910, 437, 11%, 11/1/19, 2/11/19 - 9/20/19; 2018: 3,721, 439, 12%, 11/1/18, 2/20/18 - 9/19/18; 2017: 3,022, 437, 14%, 11/1/17, 1/20/17 - 9/8/17; 2016: 2,671, 660, 25%, 10/1/16, 3/5/16 - 10/7/16; 2015: 4,696, 805, 17%, 11/1/15, 3/5/15 - 9/9/15; 2014: 4,438, 856, 19%, 11/1/14, 3/5/13 - 9/9/13; 2013: 3,354, 934, 28%, 10/1/13, 3/5/12 - 9/9/12; 2012: 2,847, 773, 27%, 11/1/12, 3/5/11 - 9/9/11.
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Academy Wealth Advisers, LLC ("Academy") is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Academy provides investment management and related services to clients nationally. Academy will file and maintain all applicable licenses as required by the state securities boards and/or the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as applicable. Academy renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with the state's regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion. 

*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria-required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a RIA or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP's consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client's experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria-considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The 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 clients' 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 FSP or this publication. 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 FSP in the future. Visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.