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Awards & Recognition Disclosures

InvestmentNews 2019 Award:

We are excited and proud to announce that StratWealth is a recipient of the InvestmentNews 2019 Best Practice top performer in the Adviser Compensation and Staffing Study. This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. InvestmentNews looked at the financial performance of over 300 firms and the top are this year’s Best Practices. Their methodology looks at growth in assets and revenue, as well as overall profitability and productivity of staff and advisers. They calculate a composite score for each participating firm, based on those metrics.

Future 50 2019:

This special report reveals the 50 registered investment advisor firms that best represent our vision of the future of the RIA community.  The objective of this project is to highlight the leaders of this competitive and growing industry.  Unlike other industry awards, we weren’t looking for the biggest firms by assets or profit growth in recent years.  We had an open call, inviting RIAs to fill out a survey asking them about their firms’ growth trajectory, degree of independence, what percentage of their income is fee based, as well as how inclusive, diverse and sustainably minded they are. For firms to quality, they must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a RIA with between $250 million and $2 billion in assets under management.  Using our proprietary scoring system, we evaluated firms based on their degree of independent ownership; AUM growth; percentage of fee based business; approaches to sustainability, including sustainability programs and diversity initiatives; processes in place for attracting and maintaining talent, succession planning; staff credentials; investment offerings and capabilities; client education and charitable work; and firm service offerings.  The result is a robust list of 50 firms striving to be the best of crop in RIA community.

Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors 2018:

The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (June 2018). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

InvestmentNews 2017 Award:

We are excited and proud to announce that StratWealth is the recipient of the Investment News 2017 Best Practice Winner in the category of Technology. This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. To identify the 2017 Best Practices Award winners for technology, InvestmentNews Research pooled nominees from the group of 292 firms that submitted detailed benchmarking data for their firm in the 2017 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study, creating a composite score based on firm rankings in revenue per professional, revenue growth, operating margin, and a qualitative score based on firm technology usage. The “Best Practices” finalists were those who ranked the highest among the top-quartile of all study participants by these criteria. Finalists were then screened in qualitative interviews conducted by the InvestmentNews Best Practices Committee to determine the winners.

Financial Planners ranked by number of Professional Working in the Baltimore Area Baltimore Business Journal 2017:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

Financial Planning Magazine RIA Leaders 2016:

The Methodology Used was discovery data compiled the rankings based on discretionary and nondiscretionary assets under management listed on the SEC form ADV. To capture independent fee-only planning firms, every effort is made to exclude firms with broker-dealers and insurance company affiliations and those with substantial outside ownership stakes held by private equity firms and some outside investors. The list also does not include roll-ups, aggregators or turnkey asset management programs. To capture firms that provide true holistic financial advice to individuals, only firms with 50% or more individual clients, as can be determined through the Form ADV. Subjective review of unusual cases may result in inclusion or exclusion based on factors unique to those firms. As the RIA industry evolves so does the criteria.  This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award.

Named largest money manager by Baltimore Business Journal, 2013 and 2014:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

2015 Baltimore Money Manager Award Winder: James Eichelberger CFP®, AIF®  Founding Partner

2015 Baltimore Money Manager Award Finalist

2015 Baltimore Money Manager Award Finalist Jennine LaCroix CFP®,MBA®, AIF® Partner:

Money Manager finalists are scored by an independent committee, which conducts a two-part review process.  Part 1: Committee members conduct an in-depth review of each applicant’s individual accomplishments, leadership, impact on the business community, philanthropic involvement and service to their clients. Part 2: On-camera interviews provide a view into each finalist’s passion for their profession, mentoring activities and their career successes. This step adds a “human element” to the judging process. The committee reviews each finalist’s video interview and scores it independently of the application. Finally, scores from both parts are combined, weighted equally and totaled for a final score. Finalists scoring in the top 20 percent are honored as Banker or Advisor of the Year. We were nominated by members of the community at large. The firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award.

Wealth managers who scored highest in overall satisfaction by Baltimore Magazine 2011:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

Ranked in top tier of Assets Under Management Growth by Financial Advisor, 2010 and 2011:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

Named as top MD planners by Medical Economics, 2009:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

Honorable Mention and “sustained growth and initiative” in 3rd Annual Financial Planning Awards by CPA® Wealth Provider, January 2006:

This award was independently granted and the firm did not pay any fees to receive this Award. We believe the firm did not submit any information for this award. We are often contacted throughout the year regarding listing that occur through Magazines and other Publications own research.

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