FIVE STAR Wealth Managers - Gerstein Fisher

FIVE STAR Wealth Managers - Gerstein Fisher

W e s tc h e s t e r M a g a z i n e S p e c i a l A d v e r t i s i n g S e c t i o n 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers 2010 INDEPENDENT SURVEY Overall...

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2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers 2010 INDEPENDENT SURVEY Overall Satisfaction

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Meet your Westchester 2010 Five Star Wealth Managers. We surveyed consumers, financial service professionals and Westchester Magazine subscribers to find wealth managers in the Westchester area who scored highest in overall satisfaction. Here they are.

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ell over half of the consumer responses in the Westchester area indicated it is difficult to find a wealth manager they trust and rely on. Wealth managers, broadly defined, are those individuals who help you manage your financial world and/or implement aspects of your financial strategies. Common examples of wealth managers are financial advisors, financial planners, investment advisors, tax advisors, estate planning attorneys, etc. With more than 14,000 wealth managers in the Westchester area, how do you find someone who listens to you, represents your interests and operates with an emphasis on integrity and service? Westchester Magazine can help. The magazine formed a partnership with Crescendo Business Services to find out which wealth managers scored highest in overall satisfaction. (1)

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The Selection Process Crescendo administered a survey, by mail and phone, to approximately 1 in 6 high-net-worth households (over 74,500 households) within the Westchester area. An additional 2,500 surveys were sent to local financial services industry professionals. On the surveys, recipients were asked to evaluate only wealth managers whom they know through personal experience and to evaluate them based upon nine criteria: customer service, integrity, knowledge/ expertise, communication, value for fee charged, meeting of financial objectives, postsale service, quality of recommendations, and overall satisfaction. (3)

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Both positive and negative evaluations were included in the scoring. Only wealth managers with five years of experience in the financial services industry were considered. Next, each wealth manager was reviewed for regulatory actions, civil judicial actions and customer complaints as reported by FINRA, the SEC, the State Board of Accountancy and the State Bar. Then, before finalizing the list, wealth managers were reviewed by a blue ribbon panel comprised of individuals from within the financial services industry. Although panelist comments were incorporated into the final score, safeguards were built into the review process to reduce the ability of panel members to influence the composition of the final list on the basis of company affiliation. An Elite Award The resulting list of 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers is an elite group, representing less than 2 percent of the wealth managers in the Westchester area. Only 206 of the top-scoring wealth managers made this year’s list. For a more user-friendly listing, wealth managers have been grouped based upon their primary financial service. Each wealth manager has also listed up to three additional financial services that they provide their clients. Although this list will certainly be a useful tool for anyone looking for help in managing their financial world or implementing aspects of their financial strategies, it should not be considered exhaustive. Undoubtedly, there are many other excellent wealth managers who, for one reason or another, are not on this year’s list.

2009 Consumer Survey, QMI Research FINRA registered representatives, IAR’s, CPA’s and attorneys that provide estate planning and trust services Defined as the upper 1/3 of all households based on net-worth

R e se a rch D e cl a r ati ons: As with any research or recognition program, it is important that we provide you the following declarations: • The 2010 Five Star Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. • The overall evaluation score of a wealth manager reflects an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client’s experience. • 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 clients’ 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 Crescendo Business Services or Westchester Magazine. • 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 Crescendo in the future. • The research process for the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Program, managed by QMI Research, incorporates a statistically valid sample in order to identify the wealth managers in the local market that score highest in overall satisfaction. QMI Research does not include wealth managers on the list unless their score is statistically valid. At least 50 percent of the wealth managers in the market have a statistically valid score.  or more information on the FIVE STAR Award F and the research/selection methodology, go to: fivestarprofessional.com/wmresearch.

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2010 F i v e S ta r W ea lt h M a n ag e r s i n d e x o f w e a lt h M ANAGERS List compiled by Crescendo Business Services. Names in boldface also appear in the profiles that follow. Wealth Manager additional financial services: AC=Accounting; BP=Business Planning; CG=Charitable Giving; EP=Estate Planning; FP=Financial Planning; IN=Insurance; IV=Investments; TS=Trust Services; TX=Taxation Business Planning Francis Browne Francis J. Browne Law Firm EP Robby Morris The Morris Group CG, EP, FP

Estate Planning

Marc Bergman Bergman Marc A. Attorney at Law BP, IV Howard Berman Farrauto & Berman Law Office TX Michael Ettinger Ettinger Law Firm BP, TS Michael Getman Law Offices of Michael Getman BP Herbert Nass Herbert E. Nass & Associates CG, TX, TS Kevin Peters Morgan Stanley Smith Barney CG, FP, IV Richard Sarner Law Offices of Richard A. Sarner BP, CG, TS Philip Settembrino Professional Financial Consultants

Financial Planning

William Amatuzzo Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Bernard Ascher UBS Financial Services BP, EP, IV Adam Belok Gilman Ciocia - Tax & Financial Planning IV Robert Bennett Allstate Insurance Company EP Robert Berard Ameriprise Financial IV Ron Berkowitz Fusion Financial Group EP, IV Joe Biegel Strategies for Wealth/ Associated Benefit Consultants BP, IV Rick Bloom Strategies for Wealth BP, EP, IV Robert Bouza Ameriprise Financial IV

Financial planning

Financial planning

Financial planning

Financial planning

William Bredthauer Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Santo Briganti Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV David Bruckman Citrin Cooperman Wealth Management EP, IV, TX Andrew Buscetto Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Barry Butlien Marathon Financial Group BP, EP, IV Angela Celso-McGurk Lombardi, Celso, Catinchi & Associates/Ameriprise Financial EP, IV James Chin UBS Financial Services BP, EP, IV Bob Coffey Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Vivian S. Cohn The Highbridge Financial Group BP, EP, IV Steven Copeland Safe Harbor Financial Planning IV John Coughlin, Jr. Coughlin Financial Services EP, IV Thomas Crane Crane Wealth Management Group BP, EP, IV Anthony D’Ambrosio UBS Financial Services CG, IV, TS Corrado Dell’Aglio Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV John DeSalva Georgetown Financial Group EP, IV Anthony DeStefano Opus Advisory Group Robert DeStefano Ameriprise Financial EP, FP, IV Joseph DiVestea Merrill Lynch BP, EP, IV Jacqueline Endlich Prosperity IV Jeffrey Farrar UBS Financial Services CG, EP, IV Jeffrey Florio Merrill Lynch IV

Timothy Flynn Flynn Financial Partners BP, EP, IV Sidney N. Franks The Highbridge Financial Group BP, EP, IV Robert Freireich The Capital Preserve BP, EP, IV Vincent Gianatasio Investors Strategy Corporation BP, EP, IV Donna Goldman Hirsch Oppenheimer & Company CG, EP, IV Joan Gregor Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Ann K. Griffin Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Steven Gross Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Eileen M. Hawe Income & Asset Advisory IV Michael Helgesen Sound Financial Services Allen Herskowitz Money Concepts BP, IV, TX Arnold Hochstadt UBS Financial Services EP, IV Craig Hoelzer Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, IV, TX Joel Isaacson Joel Isaacson & Company EP, IV, TX Christopher Paul Jordan LEXCO Wealth Management EP, IV, TS Christopher Judge Christopher W. Judge Michael Kane Ameriprise Financial CG, IV, TX Marcia Kaplan Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Scott Kaplan Opus Advisory Group BP, EP, IV Paul Katz EVC Financial Planning BP, EP Steve Klimaszewski J. Matrik Wealth Management IV Gail Konstantin UBS Financial Services EP, IV

Steven Kyriakos UBS Financial Services BP, EP, IV Kjersten Lazar Raymond James EP, IV Michael Leff Michael P. Leff IV William Lent Morgan Stanley Smith Barney BP, EP, IV Anthony Leopizzi Leopizzi & Associates/ Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Alan Lerner Park Avenue Securities BP, EP, IV Anthony Lesica Ameriprise Financial BP, IV Jeffrey Lesuk Chase Investment Services IV Joseph Lombardi Lombardi, Celso, Catinchi & Associates/Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Jared Lynne Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Michael Magnani Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Denise Manning UBS Financial Services EP, IV, TS Robert Mathias Interstate Financial Group CG, EP, IV Michael Mazzilli Ameriprise Financial BP, IV, TS Ellis O. Moore, Jr Morgan Stanley Smith Barney IV Eric Nachman Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Jon Newman Newman & Associates/ Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Donald E. Newsholme Newsholme Financial Services EP, IV, TX David Otto Otto & Associates CG, EP, IV Deepak Panjabi Ameriprise Financial EP, IV

Jeremy Paul RLP Capital BP, EP, IV Michael Paulmeno Ameriprise Financial EP, IV, TX Geri Pell Ameriprise Financial EP, IV, TX Anthony Pereira Capital Preservation Partners EP, IV, TX Damian Petta Harvestwealth Partners EP, IV, TS John Pink J Pink Associates, Financial Advisors BP, FP, IV John Planell Ameriprise Financial EP, IV, TX Dana Preis Northeast Planning Associates IV Janet Press Janet Press Wealth Management EP, IV Lori Price Price Financial Group CG, EP, IV Gary Ramuno Hudson Financial Services IV, TX LeGrand Redfield, Jr. Asset Management Group EP, IV Ronald Robins Beacon Financial Advisors BP, EP, IV John C. Ross Strategies for Wealth EP, IV Lisa M. Rossi LEXCO Wealth Management BP, IV, TS Jonathan Russo JMR Wealth & Retirement Planning EP, IV Daniel W. Saalman Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Andrew Samalin Samalin Investment Counsel EP, IV Leonard Sander Creative Planners Group BP, IV, TX Paul Santucci Ameriprise Financial EP, IV, TX

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2010 F i v e S ta r W ea lt h M a n ag e r s i n d e x o f w e a lt h M ANAGERS List compiled by Crescendo Business Services. Names in boldface also appear in the profiles that follow. Wealth Manager additional financial services: AC=Accounting; BP=Business Planning; CG=Charitable Giving; EP=Estate Planning; FP=Financial Planning; IN=Insurance; IV=Investments; TS=Trust Services; TX=Taxation Financial planning

Investments

Investments

Investments

Patrick Schwarz Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management CG, EP, IV Thomas Sherman Strategies for Wealth BP, EP, IV Joseph M. Silva Ameriprise Financial Gail Simons The Highbridge Financial Group EP, BP, IV Matt Sinclair New England Wealth Strategies EP, BP, IV Deborah A. Sinnott Sinnott Wealth Management EP, IV George S. Sinnott Sinnott Wealth Management BP, EP, IV Frank Sisti Clarfeld Financial Advisors BP, EP, IV James C. Smith Georgetown Financial Group BP, EP, IV James Steele Morgan Stanley Smith Barney IV Ted Stein Ameriprise Financial EP, IV Charlie Thela Four Rivers Wealth Strategies CG, EP, IV Darrel Upson Ameriprise Financial BP, EP, IV Robert Varriano Clarfeld Financial Advisors EP, IV, TS Lili Vasileff Divorce & Money Matters IV Robert Weinstein Robert Weinstein TX Judith Werbitt Merrill Lynch EP, IV Marian B. White LEXCO Wealth Management EP, IV Cyril Wyse Ameriprise Financial

Larry Arinsburg Finesco Associates EP, FP, TX Edwin Badillo J.P. Morgan CG, EP, TS Stephen Barbera UBS Financial Services BP, EP, FP John Barnes RBC Wealth Management EP, FP Charles Benway Charles Benway CPA FP David Bernacchia UBS Financial Services EP, FP, TS Susan Bordash UBS Financial Services EP, FP Charles Bracken Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Timothy Bragg Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Paul Bronzo Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Arthur C. Caione Oppenheimer & Company FP Wade Canter Bernstein Global Wealth Management CG, EP, FP Michael Carminucci Carminucci Wealth Management EP, FP, TX Jacqueline Cicale Merrill Lynch BP, EP, FP Cynthia J. Cilwik Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Kevin Coutant Merrill Lynch FP Charles Crystal UBS Financial Services EP, FP, TS Anthony DeVito ADV Investment Management & Financial Planning FP James Douglas TBP Advisors CG, FP David Eder Merrill Lynch EP, FP Ann Fagan Royal Alliance Associates CG, EP, FP

Joseph Fenton Janney Montgomery Scott EP, FP Gregg S. Fisher Gerstein Fisher BP, EP, FP Gregory M. Fisk Morgan Stanley Smith Barney FP Andrew Florio Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP Peter Formanek Young America Capital BP, EP, FP John Fussell Oppenheimer & Company FP Anne Gagnon Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Peter Giannone Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Russell E. Glickstern LPL Financial FP Gary Goldberg Gary Goldberg Financial Services Philip Gullo Morgan Stanley Smith Barney FP, EP, TS Jennifer Hatch Christopher Street Financial EP, FP Howard Hirsch Oppenheimer & Company BP, FP Lee Hunter Ameriprise Financial EP, FP, TS Vincent Iannucci David Lerner Associates EP, FP, TS Julie Jason Jackson, Grant Investment Advisers David Laidlaw Laidlaw Group TS BarbaraAnn Lewis J.P. Morgan Chase FP Scott Mastocciolo Merrill Lynch FP Scott Meador UBS Financial Services FP Scott Menta MetLife Financial Services EP, FP

Frank Moore UBS Financial Services CG, EP, FP David Murphy UBS Financial Services EP, FP, TS Joseph O’Brien MetLife Financial Services BP James O’Bryan Charles Schwab Michael Pizzutello Merrill Lynch EP, FP, TS Gregory Prato Prato Capital Management BP, CG, FP Marshall Rankowitz Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Ira Resnick Morgan Stanley Smith Barney FP Kenneth Roban Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, FP Kenneth Ronson Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Robert Rothman UBS Financial Services EP, TX Elliot Schrag First Investors EP, FP, TX Howard Schur Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, FP Valerie Scimia Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Charles Seller The Birch Lane Group FP William Settembrino Personal Financial Consultants EP, FP G. Crossan Seybolt Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Robert Snyder UBS Financial Services FP E. Nicholson Stewart Trevor Sewart Burton & Jacobsen Richard Streisfeld Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, FP, TS Richard Suarez Clarfeld Financial Advisors EP, FP, TS Angelo Tramontelli Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Insurance

Anthony Pesce Prudential Financial BP, EP, IV

Investments Marten Van Der Werff Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, FP Maarten Van Hengel Highmount Capital Teed Welch Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Ian Yankwitt Tortoise Investment Management EP, FP Richard Yoken The Portfolio Strategy Group Ed Zapson Edward Jones Jack Zitomer Morgan Stanley Smith Barney EP, FP

Taxation

Lawrence Blau Lawrence Blau & Associates Steven Bortniker Steven Bortniker CPA BP Dominick Colucci Colucci Associates Accountants & Tax Consultants BP, EP Francis Colucci Colucci Associates Accountants & Tax Consultants BP, EP Steven Eliach Marks, Paneth & Shron BP, CG, EP Rodney Ertischek Rodney H. Ertischek BP, EP, TS Joseph Gaspari Gaspari Financial BP, FP, IV Katharine Herman Katharine G Herman CPA Michael Hymes Hymes & Associates CPA BP, EP, FP Andrew Kenward Andrew S. Kenward CPA BP, EP, TS Irwin Niedober Niedober & Steinmetz EP, FP Louise Ricciardi Special Tax Services

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GREGG S. FISHER RealLifeFinance • Independent and privately owned since 1993 • Rigorous, research-based investment approach Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, CFP® is the President and Chief Investment Officer Areas of Focus: Investment management and financial planning

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t Gerstein Fisher, we use the power of science to inform our investment strategies by applying a rigorous, research-based approach to our thinking. Our independence firmly places our clients’ needs ahead of any other agenda. Our proactivity means we constantly anticipate and address the dynamic nature of our clients’ lives and of the markets. And in an investment world that can be driven by fear and hype, we focus on reason, educating our clients on how they are invested — and why — and providing a grounded perspective on market events. These are just some of the principles at the heart of Gerstein Fisher’s organizational DNA. They are the driving force behind our firm and are embodied in what we call RealLifeFinance.

100 William Street, Suite 1825 • New York, NY 10038 Phone: (212) 968-0707 www.gersteinfisher.com Advisory services offered through Gerstein, Fisher & Associates, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser. Securities offered through GFA Securities, LLC. Member: FINRA, SIPC.

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our life and your financial goals are unique and evolving. In this challenging and dynamic economic landscape, it is important to have a financial advisor who understands your individual needs and the current market climate. For more than 25 years, Gail Konstantin and her team have put clients first. Using the most current industry technology, tools and resources, they can help you build and monitor a disciplined, diversified portfolio to maximize returns and reduce risk. Grow, protect and preserve your wealth. It’s your life — have a great plan.

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