Five Star Professional Awards the 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award to Susan V. Boehm, AXA Advisors LLC/Karr Barth Associates

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Susan V. Boehm awarded for her service, experience and expertise.

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Receiving this award for the second consecutive year confirms the mutual respect I share with my clients and the commitment to helping them achieve their goals.

Susan V. Boehm, AXA Advisors LLC/Karr Barth Associates will be featured in a special section of the December issue of Philadelphia magazine as a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

“Receiving this award for the second consecutive year confirms the mutual respect I share with my clients and the commitment to helping them achieve their goals. I appreciate the trust my clients have in me and I will continue with compassion and honesty to navigate with prudent planning to protect their families and businesses through the years,” said Susan V. Boehm of AXA Advisors LLC/Karr Barth Associates.

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

“My business is focused on helping individuals, families, and small businesses with their retirement and estate plans. I got into this business years ago because I wanted to have a direct impact on helping people. The reward of helping my clients has been greater than I could have anticipated. So many of my clients have said I am the right person to help them,” said Sue Boehm.

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.

“One key area I help my clients address is their estate plan. No one wants to talk about this – it is an awkward subject but it is the most important. I introduce and share the ‘Family Love Letter’ with all of my clients as well as present to organizations,” said Sue.

“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,” stated Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, 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 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. 2,677 Philadelphia wealth managers were considered for the award; 557 (25 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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