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Philadelphia Five Star award winner


Shawn P. Kindt CFP®, CPA, PFS

Fairman Group Family Office LLP
1200 Liberty Ridge Drive, Suite 320
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Office: 610-889-7300 ext.103

Professional Approach

Shawn has over 23 years of developing deep, meaningful client relationships and providing customized wealth management, investment advisory and tax planning services.

At Fairman, Shawn and his colleagues take the time to truly understand clients and their families in order to assist them with optimizing all aspects of their finances including cash flow, strategic planning, taxes, debt management and investment portfolio construction, implementation, monitoring and rebalancing.

Shawn has particular expertise as a life transition specialist to those contemplating a second career or retirement, recently divorced or recently widowed. As an investment advisor, he assists clients with all areas of asset allocation, investment policy creation, implementation, manager research, efficient portfolio structuring and performance monitoring.

Prior to co-founding Fairman Group, he served as an experienced manager in the Private Client Services group in the Philadelphia office of Arthur Andersen LLP. During his time at Arthur Andersen, Shawn provided extensive investment advisory, financial planning and income tax planning services to high-net-worth individuals and families.

Shawn is a Certified Public Accountant who holds the AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a BS in Accounting from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in Financial Services from Saint Joseph’s University.

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*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.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser 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 Five Star Professional, 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 Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’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. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. 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 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 Five Star Professional 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 Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to 3,910 Philadelphia area wealth managers were considered for the award; 437 (11% of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2018: 3,721 considered, 439 winners; 2017: 3,022 considered, 437 winners; 2016: 2,671 considered, 660 winners; 2015: 4,696 considered, 805 winners; 2014: 4,438 considered, 856 winners; 2013: 3,354 considered, 934 winners; 2012: 2,847 considered, 773 winners.