Keith A. Onto of Beacon Wealth Partners Appears in New Jersey Monthly as a Five Wealth Manager for 2017

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Award winners represent a select group of wealth managers in New Jersey.

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My primary focus as a financial professional is in comprehensive financial planning, where I work with successful individuals who are looking to preserve as much of their hard-earned assets as possible

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Keith A. Onto, Beacon Wealth Partners, has been chosen as one of New Jersey’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2017.

Five Star Professional uses its own proprietary research methodology to name outstanding professionals, then works with publications such as New Jersey Monthly to get word out about award winners. Keith A. Onto is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the January issue.

“My primary focus as a financial professional is in comprehensive financial planning, where I work with successful individuals who are looking to preserve as much of their hard-earned assets as possible. My familiarity with current tax laws and experience working with other professional advisors, such as attorneys and accountants, enables me to create plans to better help my clients address these issues,” said Keith A. Onto of Beacon Wealth Partners.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award program is based on a rigorous, multifaceted research methodology, which incorporates input from peers and firm leaders along with client retention rates, industry experience and a thorough regulatory history review.

“The research behind this award is extensive with each wealth manager being thoroughly vetted from numerous angles. We are proud to showcase these distinguished professionals,” stated Jonathan Wesser, VP of Operations, Five Star Professional.

See Keith A. Onto’s Five Star online profile here!

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), 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 Five Star Professional, 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 Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. 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; 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. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star 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 client’s 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 Five Star Professional 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 Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 4,383 New Jersey wealth managers were considered for the award; 415 (9 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers.

For research methodology information visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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