Five Star Professonal Honors Laurence N. Hale, AAMS®, CRPS®, and James A. Weiss, AAMS®, RLP, of Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC With the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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Exclusive recognition of Connecticut-area wealth managers

Laurence Hale and James Weiss

We appreciate the recognition of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award as our firm strives to deliver customized excellence for each of our clients in wealth management and financial planning.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Laurence N. Hale, AAMS®, CRPS®, and James A. Weiss, AAMS®, RLP, of Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC have been chosen as two of Connecticut’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2015.

Five Star Professional partnered with Connecticut magazine to recognize a select group of Connecticut-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Laurence N. Hale and James A. Weiss are featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the December issue

"We appreciate the recognition of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award as our firm strives to deliver customized excellence for each of our clients in wealth management and financial planning. It is an honor to be acknowledged for the navigational guidance we provide toward our clients' financial life goals.
This award is important to me as our team has worked for years in servicing our clients’ needs and goals, through hard times and great times in the markets,” says Laurence Hale of Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC.

Weiss & Hale Financial offers wealth management and financial planning. Our seasoned team provides guidance, energy, expertise and confidentiality to help meet your financial life goals. Our team helps you to navigate complexities along the journey of life with your financial life goals in mind. The satisfaction of our clients is our primary objective. Weiss & Hale is on the journey with you and fully understands dynamic life events such as: retirement, job changes, inheritance, caretaking and education funding. We hope you will join us on our website, http://www.weissandhale.com, to discover how we help plans become realities though our unique, directional process. We provide excellent accessibility to our partners and team members who listen and guide clients — both small and large, individual and institutional. We help all of our clients to Plan Well, Invest Well and Live Well™. We look forward to hearing from you at 860-928-2341.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award program is the largest and most widely published wealth manager 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.

Laurence N. Hale’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here and James A. Weiss’ can be viewed here.

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 10 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. 2,398 Connecticut wealth managers were considered for the award; 468 (20 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.

Weiss & Hale Financial, 697 Pomfret Street, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
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