As a testament to Ivana's commitment to professional excellence, she has received the 2021 Five Star Wealth Management Award, which honors local wealth managers.
Five Star Professional undergoes a thorough research process in identifying it's award winners, and Ivana is proud to be among those named.
To celebrate this award, Ivana will be featured in The Wall Street Journal and Pittsburgh Magazine.
Ivana is a proud Five Star Wealth Manager Award winner from 2015-2020, 2021.
View the 2021 Pittsburgh Five Star Magazine Listing.
Securities offered through Avantax Investment ServicesSM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Avantax Advisory ServicesSM.The Five Star award is bestowed by an independent third party organization not affiliated with Avantax Wealth ManagementSM.This award does not evaluate the performance of investment accounts managed by or under the supervision of the wealth manager, and is not indicative of future performance or 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 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. No clients were contacted for, or contributed to, the evaluation of this award. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products.