Our industry accolades and recognition

Five Star Wealth Managers1

•  Angela Ostendarp: 2012-2017, 2019, 2022
•  Jordan Raniszeski: 2012-2017, 2019-2022
•  Mary Sherrill: 2012-2017, 2019-2022

Barron’s Top 1,200 State by State Advisors2

•  Angela Ostendarp received this recognition in both 2014 and 2015

Forbes’ Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors3

•  Jordan Raniszeski was named to the list in both 2018 and 2019
•  Mary Sherrill Ware was named to the list in 2019

Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms3

•  Mary Sherrill Ware was named to this list in 2019 by SHOOK Research and Working Mother magazine
1 This award was issued on August 1, 2022 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period October 11. 2021 through April 22, 2022. 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 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 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. Charlotte-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 106 (7% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2020: 1,488 considered, 103 winners; 2019: 1,346 considered, 129 winners; 2018: 1,342 considered, 104 winners; 2017: 949 considered, 132 winners; 2016: 873 considered, 227 winners; 2015: 1,822 considered, 277 winners; 2014: 6,776 considered, 409 winners; 2013: 1,694 considered, 280 winners; 2012: 1,083 considered, 267 winners. Visit www.fivestarprofessional.com. 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.
2 2014-15 Barron’s Top 1,200 State By State Advisors

The Barron’s Top 1,200 State By State Advisors ratings are based on the previous year’s assets under management, revenue generated for the advisors’ firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. Investment performance isn’t an explicit factor because clients have varied goals and risk tolerances. 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 The Forbes Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors and Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

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