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and compliance records so that you can make a safer advisor selection decision.
In addition, as an Independent
Registered Investment Advisor, we are an acknowledged fiduciary, which means that we are held to the highest ethical standards
and must always act in the client's best interest.
Michael Evans, CFP is
Paladin Registry 5-Star Rated Advisor
Michael Evans, CFP is a 5-STAR rated
advisor, ranked by the highly-respected Paladin Registry of Advisors, an independent and objective rating service of
independent advisors. They use an extensive rating process and specific criteria to evaluate advisors. Only
7% of all Paladin rated advisors receive the 5-STAR rating. Paladin's rating process is listed on their
website: 5-STAR rating process
Michael Evans, CFP operates as a "Fiduciary Advisor."
An advisor with fiduciary responsibilities is held to the highest ethical standards in the profession and has the
ability to provide sophisticated wealth management services and advice. Unlike the industry's typical
brokerage account relationship, the fiduciary advisor must always act in the client's best interest.
Investment Advisor (RIA)
Michael Evans, CFP is an INDEPENDENT Registered Investment Advisor. Because he
has no relationship whatsoever with any Broker/Dealer firm, he has avoided the inherent conflicts of interest created
when attempting to serve "two Masters." Registered Investment Advisor regulations define an RIA as "a
person or company who, for compensation, engages in the business of advising others about the value of securities or the advisability
of purchasing or selling securities. RIAs are required to register with the State Securities Board and regularly
receive unannounced field audits by State regulators. By definition and by regulation, RIAs always serve the client
in a fiduciary capacity.