Julie Hupp of Aspire Planning Group Has Been Recognized for the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award in the Chicago Area

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2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Julie Hupp is proud to be part of the select group of wealth managers chosen for this award.

Julie Hupp

I have always loved financial planning. I did it at a corporate level and decided I would much rather help individuals plan for and work towards their goals.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Julie Hupp, Aspire Planning Group, has been chosen as one of Chicago’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2015.

Five Star Professional partnered with Chicago magazine to recognize a select group of Chicago-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Julie Hupp will be featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the November issue.

“I have always loved financial planning,” says Julie Hupp. “I did it at a corporate level and decided I would much rather help individuals plan for and work towards their goals.”

Julie focuses on using financial planning to create strategies to help our clients pursue their goals. “We then assist in implementing those strategies, and we keep our clients accountable,” says Julie.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award program is the largest and most widely published award program in the financial services industry. The award 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, ” says Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

Julie Hupp’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through HighPoint Advisor Group LLC, a registered investment advisor. Highpoint Advisor Group LLC and Aspire Planning Group LLC are separate entities from LPL Financial.

About the research process:

Now entering its 13th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States to identify premium service professionals. Wealth manager award candidates are identified through firm nominations, peer nominations and industry qualifications, and then evaluated on ten objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. Self-nominations are not accepted, and wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future investment performance. For detailed information on the Five Star Wealth Manager research methodology visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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 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. 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. 5,833 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 716 (approximately 13 percent of candidates) were named 2015 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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