Five Star Professional Recognizes Richard L. Pittman, CFP®, CLU®, of Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC as a 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award Winner

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Exclusive recognition of Memphis-area wealth managers

Richard Pittman

It is a great honor to have qualified and been chosen as a 2015 Memphis Five Star Wealth Manager.

Richard L. Pittman, CFP®, CLU®, Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC, will be featured in a special section of the November issue of Memphis magazine as a 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

“It is a great honor to have qualified and been chosen as a 2015 Memphis Five Star Wealth Manager,” Richard says. “I have worked in this industry for over 18 years, and I am dedicated to providing quality service to my clients through experience, education and the ethical standards as recognized by this award.”

“At Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC, we develop and implement comprehensive financial plans for individuals and businesses in multiple areas, including retirement planning, insurance, education funding and wealth management,” says Richard.

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

The 2015 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,” says Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

Richard L. Pittman’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here.

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. 690 Memphis wealth managers were considered for the award; 143 (21 percent of candidates) were named 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.

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