Accolades for Our Financial Advisors
Our advisors are award-winning and among some of the top in the nation.
Giving back to the community with time and resources is a vital part of Valorem’s culture, and our commitment to supporting the local community is one of our core values. So, we are thrilled to share with you that Valorem Financial was awarded Carson Partners’ inaugural Impact Award for making a difference in the lives of our clients and our team and in our communities.
We are proud to announce that all of our advisors, Kim Gieseler (Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor, CFP® RICP®), Ted Swenson (Co-Founder, and Wealth Advisor, CFP®) have been recognized as Five Star Wealth Manager award winners. By receiving this award they represent an exclusive group of wealth managers who demonstrated excellence in their field and for being recognized as service professionals that provided exemplary service to their clients.
Carson Impact award received by Valorem Financial, 2021 – Carson’s Impact award is awarded to partner offices and/or stakeholders based on holistic impact made in their community through philanthropy and volunteerism. Receiving the Carson Impact award does not ensure that a client or prosepctive client will experience a higher level of performance or results, nor a guarantee of future investment success.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively registered as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a registration being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. 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; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 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 placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager Award list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. Listing in this publication and/or award is not a guarantee of future investment success. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client.