Austin, San Antonio and Central Texas Five Star award winner

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AWARDS

  • Five Star Wealth Manager award winner, 2012 and 2016, 2017, 2018

 

Darleen believes that an educated client will work towards reaching their long term financial goals.  She avails herself to speak to many groups, such as the Executive Women of Texas Government, Women's Chamber of Commerce and various church groups.  She was featured on a television program several years ago, "New Attitudes" in which she worked with a couple needing advice on managing their funds.  She also had an online radio program, "Women B Wise" in which guests were invited to speak to cover various topics to educate the audience.

Darleen has served on several boards, i.e. Financial Planning Association of Austin (President, Chairperson), Mount Sinai Christian Academy (Vice Chairperson), Any Baby Can, Inc. (State President, Local Board), Old Town Homeowner's Association (President, Vice President, Secretary), ATPE Toastmasters (President, Treasurer), and the Austin Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association.

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The inclusion of wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be considered as an endorsement of wealth manager by Five Star Professional. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or an wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there a guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded the accomplishment by Five Star Pressional in the future.  In additon, this award is not endorsed by any regulatory entity or SCF Securities, Inc.

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 licensed 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 license 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. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. 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. 1,102 Austin area wealth managers were considered for the award; 161 (15 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2017: 1,431 considered, 207 winners; 2016: 1,283 considered, 351 winners; 2015: 1,968 considered, 374 winners; 2014: 2794 considered, 357 winners; 2013: 2,254 considered, 399 winners; 2012: 1,673 considered, 392 winners.
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