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Philadelphia Five Star award winner

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AWARDS

  • Five Star Wealth Manager award winner 2013-2017, 2019
  • Women's Choice Award: Financial Advisor, WomenCertified, Inc, 2014 
  • NAIFA Quality Award - Life Insurance and Annuities , 2018

ACCREDITATIONS

  • MBA, CLU®, ChFC®, CMFC®, CRPC®, CFS®, CLTC®, AEP®, AIF®
This award was issued on 11/1/20 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 02/10/2020 through 09/11/2020. 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. 4148 Philadelphia-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 366 (9% of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. The following prior year statistics use this format: YEAR: # Considered, # Winners, % of candidates, Issued Date, Research Period. 2019: 3910, 437, 11%, 11/1/19, 2/11/19 - 9/20/19; 2018: 3721, 439, 12%, 11/1/18, 2/20/18 - 9/19/18; 2017: 3022, 437, 14%, 11/1/17, 1/20/17 - 9/8/17; 2016: 2671, 660, 25%, 10/1/16, 3/5/16 - 10/7/16; 2015: 4696, 805, 17%, 11/1/15, 3/5/15 - 9/9/15; 2014: 4438, 856, 19%, 11/1/14, 3/5/13 - 9/9/13; 2013: 3354, 934, 28%, 10/1/13, 3/5/12 - 9/9/12; 2012: 2847, 773, 27%, 11/1/12, 3/5/11 - 9/9/11.
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The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (please note 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*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. Oneyear 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 awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile ad space or related award promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided. The award is not indicative of the award winner’s future performance.
*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history for this award, the person cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted of a felony.


The Women's Choice Financial Advisor Award by WomenCertified Inc. is a recognition award for advisors who provide quality service to their female clients. The award is based on 17 objective criteria and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors.


https://www.naifa.org/membership/awards/quality-award

 

*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.