Award Qualification Disclosures

Five Star Wealth Manager Award

Five Star Wealth Managers are chosen based on an in-depth research methodology that includes ten objective criteria, including an advisor’s credentials, time in the financial services industry, favorable regulatory and complaint history, and client retention rate. Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile space or related award promotional products. Only 8% of candidates reviewed receive the award.


Future 50 RIA Award

The Future 50 RIA award is sponsored by Citywire USA. The 50 firms are chosen using a proprietary scoring system based on their degree of independent ownership, assets under management growth, percentage of fee-based business, approaches to sustainability, processes for attracting and maintaining talent, succession planning, staff credentials, investment offerings and capabilities, client education, charitable work, and firm service offerings. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the list of RIA firms.


Medical Economics Magazine’s Annual “Financial Advisors for Doctors” Directory Listing

Medical Economics magazine’s “Financial Advisors for Doctors” is a paid directory published by Advanstar Communications Inc. It is an annual feature providing its readers with access to advisors with experience in meeting the unique financial goals and challenges of doctors. All applications are subject to review based on the following criteria: knowledge and experience (minimum of 10 years), assets managed, fee arrangements and minimum portfolio requirements.