Thomas Kelly of LPL Financial Recognized for Professional Excellence by Five Star Professional with the Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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Award winners represent a select group of wealth managers in the Philadelphia area.

Thomas Kelly

My goal is to build long-term, generational relationships with my clients and serve as their trusted advisor.

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Thomas Kelly, LPL Financial, has been chosen as one of Philadelphia’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2015.

Thomas is an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC serving individuals and families in Colmar, Pennsylvania, and the greater Philadelphia area, including Lansdale, Doylestown and Horsham.

Armed with more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Thomas offers comprehensive financial planning and investment strategies coupled with objective advice and recommendations.

“Many of my clients are individuals and families approaching or living in retirement. They are looking for an advisor they can trust to manage their assets so they can focus on other aspects of life instead,” says Thomas. “My goal is to build long-term, generational relationships with my clients and serve as their trusted advisor. I frequently work with clients from the comforts of their own home or office and travel around the greater Philadelphia area.”

Five Star Professional partnered with Philadelphia magazine to recognize a select group of Philadelphia-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Thomas Kelly is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the December issue.

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,” states Dan Zdon, CEO, Five Star Professional.

Thomas Kelly’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. 4,696 Philadelphia wealth managers were considered for the award; 805 (18% 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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