Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2005
Paladin Registry, LLC announced today that Michael S. Finer has been awarded a Five -Star rating and been admitted to the Paladin Registry (http://www.paladinregistry.com).
The Registry is the first service to provide documentation and ratings for financial advisor credentials. Investors use this free service to find advisors, review their documentation online, and make their selection decisions. Paladin is an independent, objective third party with no financial interest in the decisions of investors. In addition, no financial services company or advisor has an equity stake in Paladin.
Jack Waymire, Paladin founder and author of WhoÂs Watching Your Money? The 17 Paladin Principles for Selecting a Financial Advisor stated ÂThe Registry solves some major problems for millions of investors. Financial advisors donÂt provide track records, the way money managers do, so the only reliable method for determining their competence and integrity is credentials. In the past, advisors have used sales skills to win relationships with investors. And, their largely verbal presentations were so different, it was impossible for investors to compare them to each other and select the best professional. Consequently, they were prone to pick advisors with the best sales skills versus real experts.Â Waymire went on to say, Âthis dysfunctional selection process explains why millions of investors fire current advisors and hire new ones every few years Â a very costly result.Â
The Paladin Registry has solved this problem with standardized ratings, profiles, and disclosure statements. Investors no longer have to make decisions based on sales information thatÂs controlled by advisors. Now they can use PaladinÂs independent, objective documentation to view professional credentials and ratings that validate competency and integrity. In addition, investors initiate the contact with advisors so their identities are protected until thereÂs a reason to be visible Â no more sales pressure. Registry ratings and documentation make finding, screening, and selecting a new advisor fast, easy and efficient. ÂWe have replaced a dysfunctional process with an objective, structured service that substantially reduces investor risk of selecting the wrong advisor,Â stated Waymire.
All of the advisors in the Registry have been screened by Paladin analysts for competency, integrity, and other characteristics that impact the quality and reliability of their services. Only expert professionals with three, four, and five star ratings are admitted to the Registry. More than 65% of the advisors have advanced degrees and/or multiple professional certifications, 100% are Registered Investment Advisors, and more than 90% acknowledge their fiduciary status which holds them to higher ethical standards. According to Waymire, ÂPaladinÂs goal is to make Registry professionals the safe choice for investors.Â
About Paladin Registry, LLC
Paladin is an independent, information services company that educates investors about advisors, documents the credentials of select financial professionals who provide wealth management services, validates the documentation with ratings, and provides investors with a free service for finding, screening, evaluating, and selecting the advisors. Visit PaladinÂs website at http://www.paladinregistry.com for additional information about our services.
About Major League Investments, Inc.
Major League Investments, Inc. is a fee-only multi-family office that specializes in ultra high net worth families, professional athletes, television personalities and talent, and retirement plans. Major League Investments, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and has offices in Salem, Massachusetts. Michael S. Finer CPA, PFS, CFP, CLU, MST, Ph.D. (Cand.) is a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor and an NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor. More information about Major League Investments may be obtained at: http://www.majorleagueinvest.com
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