Five Star Professional Honors Lisa L. Lockerman of Lockerman Financial Group with the 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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Lisa L. Lockerman accomplishes what only a small percentage of wealth managers in the Orange County area have achieved.

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We are grateful for our client family. Our mission is to make their lives, and the lives of future generations, better for having chosen our firm as their financial partner.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Lisa L. Lockerman, Lockerman Financial Group, has been chosen as one of Orange County’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with Orange Coast magazine to recognize a select group of Orange County-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Lisa is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the April issue.

Lisa is the founder and president of Lockerman Financial Group. She has proudly served as a trusted wealth manager since 1991. In addition to the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, she has received the Women’s Choice Award, 2014 – 2016.

“It is an honor to be included in this prestigious list of award-winning wealth managers for five consecutive years. This year, we will be celebrating 25 years of serving the community with great pride and the highest standards. We are grateful for our client family. Our mission is to make their lives, and the lives of future generations, better for having chosen our firm as their financial partner,” says Lisa.

She earned her degree, a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS), from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance management and a minor in Spanish from California State University, Long Beach. She received the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation and a certificate in Estate Planning and Taxation from The American College. She received the Accredited Estate Planner® designation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She holds the FINRA series 24, 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses and is licensed to offer life and health insurance in several states.

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.

“Based on our evaluation, the wealth managers we recognize are committed to pursuing professional excellence and have a deep knowledge of their industry. They strive to provide exemplary care to the people they serve,” stated Dan Zdon, CEO, 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.

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Lockerman Financial Group is an independent financial services firm. The advisors at the firm offer unbiased advice and access to a vast array of non-proprietary products and resources. Client relationships start with a personalized planning process to discover what is important to each client. Strategies are then designed to align the client’s goals with financial and estate planning. A collaborative team approach is used to coordinate all aspects of a client’s financial life.

Registered Principal, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and Lockerman Financial Group are not affiliated. CA Insurance License 0G56777 and 0822719.

To receive the Women’s Choice Award, individuals must satisfy a series of evaluation criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients.

Financial Advisors may pay a basic program fee to cover the cost of comprehensive review and client survey. Third party rankings and recognitions are not indicative of past or future investment performance and should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial advisor. For more information, go to

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