Award Disclosure

Regarding Awards Recognition

D Magazine Best Financial Planners of Dallas

D Magazine asks every CFP in the DFW chapter of the Financial Planners Association to cast an online ballot nominating their peers, both inside and outside their firms, whom they considered the most skilled and experienced in the industry.  Outside-firm votes were weighted more heavily. The votes were tallied and reviewed by a committee of anonymous, esteemed CFPs. The final list is strictly an editorial decision.

D Magazine Top Wealth Manager

D Magazine asked every wealth management firm and team in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Financial Planning Association, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and the Investments and Wealth Institute to tell us about their practices. The final list was selected based on these criteria: top firms or teams must have total assets under management for individual clients of at least $100 million; average assets under management per client of at least $1 million; a 95 percent client retention rate over the last two years; and no current disciplinary action. Additionally, all firms or teams must have been in existence for at least five years as of the application deadline. They must also hold themselves out as fiduciaries for their clients and provide them with a written disclosure.

Five Star Wealth Manager

To receive the Five Star Wealth Manager award, a wealth manager must satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Factors considered include assets under management and client retention rate. Candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory and complaint review.  Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. 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. 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