435 Magazine Publishes Ethel J. Davis of VZD Capital Management, LLC in the Exclusive List of 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers

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Ethel J. Davis awarded for her service, experience and expertise in the wealth management industry.

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This award is a cherished honor, for it represents financial professionals who believe in providing exceptional results consistently without sacrificing integrity or ethics

Ethel J. Davis, VZD Capital Management, LLC will be featured in a special edition of the February issue of 435 Magazine to identify and showcase an exclusive group of wealth managers who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

Five Star Professional partnered with 435 Magazine to identify and showcase an exclusive group of wealth managers who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

“This award is a cherished honor, for it represents financial professionals who believe in providing exceptional results consistently without sacrificing integrity or ethics,” says Davis of VZD Capital Management, LLC. “This award goes to my parents, clients, family, and friends who believe that faith, determination, transparency and strong work ethics are vital ingredients for success. I am deeply humbled to be recognized as a consecutive Five Star Wealth Manager award winner for four years.”

The 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager award winners have been carefully selected for their commitment to providing quality services to their clients. The award is based on an in-depth research process incorporating peer and firm feedback with objective criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, industry experience and regulatory and complaint history.

“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.

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. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry 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 customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] 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 filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. 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. 1,387 Kansas City wealth managers were considered for the award; 119 (8.57 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers.

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

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