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Recognition

Lou Melone has been awarded the Five Star Wealth Manager Award for 2012 through 2020 from Hour Detroit Magazine in Detroit.  Lou is also featured in Fortune Magazine for winning the Five Star Wealth Manager Star Award.

Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify outstanding service professionals.  

Their research objective is to recognize wealth management professionals who show a commitment to clients, demonstrate strong industry credentials and are evaluated on the quality of their current practice.

5 Star Wealth Manager 2012-2020*

5 Star Wealth Manager 2012-2020*

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Who's Who Magazine

Who's Who Magazine

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Nashville Business Journal

Nashville Business Journal

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Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine

Lou Melone CFP®

5 Star Wealth Manager as Featured in Fortune Magazine

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Hour Detroit

Hour Detroit

Lou Melone, CFP®

5 Star Wealth Manager as Featured in Hour Magazine

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Authority Magazine

Authority Magazine

5 Things To Look For When Hiring a Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, with Lou Melone and Tyler Gallagher

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Authority Magazine

Authority Magazine

The 5 Essentials of Smart Investing: With Lou Melone of Budd, Melone & Company- an Interview with Jason Hartman

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Thrive Global

Thrive Global

“Don’t Confuse Speculating with Investing” With Jason Hartman & Lou Melone 

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Authority Magazine

Authority Magazine

5 Things Retirees Say They Wish They Were Told Before They Began Retirement, with Lou Melone - an interview with Beau Henderson

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Lou Will Be Speaking at MICPA's CPEconomy Mega Conference

Lou Will Be Speaking at MICPA's CPEconomy Mega Conference

June 2nd, Troy 

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*Award candidates who satisfy the following 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with professional excellence receive the Five Star Investment Professional award.

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Credentialed with appropriate state or industry licensures.
  2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of three years.
  3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review.
  4. Accepting new clients
  5. One-year client retention rate
  1. Five-year client retention rate
  2. Number of client households served
  3. Quality of practice based on recent personal production and performance (primary service specific criteria)
  4. Education and professional designations/industry and board certifications
  5. Pro Bono and community service work

Award winners cannot pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list of award recipients.

*Budd-Melone LLC ("Budd-Melone") is a registered investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. LPL Financial and Budd-Melone are not affiliated. Budd-Melone provides investment advisory and related services for clients nationally.

Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers.

"The inclusion of a wealth manager on The FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth nor should it be inferred that the responses used from the survey represent the experience of any clients. This award does not evaluate the quality of service provided and the wealth manager may have had unfavorable ratings. The rating is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance."

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