Capital Wealth Management’s Evan P. Ocepek, CFP®, AIF®, Receives the 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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Award winners represent a select group of wealth managers in the Orange County area.

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I am honored to be recognized with this award in such a competitive field. It has always been my promise to deliver comprehensive and proactive service, innovative strategies, and education to my clients.

Evan P. Ocepek, CFP®, AIF®, Capital Wealth Management, is featured in a special section of the April issue of Orange Coast Magazine as a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

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

“I am honored to be recognized with this award in such a competitive field. It has always been my promise to deliver comprehensive and proactive service, innovative strategies, and education to my clients. I truly appreciate all their trust and confidence as they continuously allow me to deliver on my promise through lasting relationships and referrals,” says Evan P. Ocepek, CFP®, AIF®, of Capital Wealth Management.

The 2016 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.

“Five Star Wealth Managers are more than knowledgeable experts in their field. They maintain a sharp focus on building enduring relationships and demonstrate tremendous dedication to the families and individuals they serve,” says Lynn Hargreaves, VP, Research and Services 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: 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 five 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. 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 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. 1,383 Orange County wealth managers were considered for the award; 312 (23 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.

*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.

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

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