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Forbes Best In State Wealth Adviser 2021 Shook Research

Mike Moeller, President – Investments, was named to the 2021 Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors, as #2 in Missouri. This is Mike’s 4th year of having been named to the Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors, having received the award in 2018, 2019, 2020.

The Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors 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.

Barrons Top 1200 Financila Advisers 2021

Mike Moeller, President – Investments, has been named a Barron’s America’s Top 1200 Financial Advisor for 2021. Mike has been a Top Barron’s Advisor from 2012-2021. 

The Barron’s Top 1200 Advisor rankings are based on 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.

Five Star 2021

Mike Moeller, President - Investments, named as a Five Star Wealth Manager award 2012-2021, 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. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years
  3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (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 standards
  5. Accepting new clients
  6. One-year client retention rate
  7. Five-year client retention rate
  8. Noninstitutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered
  9. Number of client households served
  10. Education and professional designations

Footnotes

  1. * To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than 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.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance.

2012 - 1,800 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 455 (25% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2013 - 1,726 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 485 (28% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2014 - 1,401 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 389 (27% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2015 - 2,194 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 358 (16% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2016 - 1,427 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 324 (22% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2017 - 1,681 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 181 (10% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2018 - 2533 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 179 (7% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2019 - 2,481 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 185 (7% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2020 - 2,431 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered for the award; 170 (7 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers; 2021- 2,683 St. Louis Market wealth managers were considered, 196 (6% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.

2021 Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisor Award

2021 Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisor Award

Mike Moeller, President-Investments, was named a 2021 Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisor, as #54 nationally.

I am humbled to receive this accolade which I believe represents an impressive list of professionals that come to work with one goal on their mind - helping their clients succeed.

The Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisor rankings are based on 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.

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