Sacramento, CA February 6, 2013. Paladin announced that Kevin Makalous, who is located in Shawnee, KS, has been admitted to the Registry and awarded Paladin’s highest quality rating of 5 stars. Paladin ratings are based on a comprehensive review of the financial advisor’s credentials, ethics, business practices, and wealth management services.
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Jack Waymire, Paladin’s founder and the author of Who’s Watching Your Money? The 17 Paladin Principles for Selecting a Financial Advisor (ISBN 0471476994) observed, “All advisors claim to be financial experts whether it is true or not. Our services help investors determine who is telling the truth and who is using deceptive sales practices. The bottom line is investors who use Paladin tools select the advisors with the best qualifications, not the best sales pitches.”
Investors can view Makalous’ Professional Profile on the Paladin website by going to: http://www.paladinregistry.com/
Waymire added, “The Registry is the fastest, easiest, safest way for investors to find high quality financial advisors and financial planners on the Internet. All investors have to do is go to Paladin’s website and click on Find a Financial Advisor. They can use our free match process or they can conduct their own searches by entering their zip codes. In seconds they will be viewing advisor information that was collected by Paladin Research, scored by Paladin’s rating algorithm, and documented on the Registry website.
Paladin has four minimum requirements for admittance to the Registry. All advisors must hold registrations that permit them to provide financial advice and ongoing services for fees. The advisors must have a minimum of five years of related experience, however the Registry average is 16 years. Advisors must have clean compliance for the past five years, but Paladin prefers ten years. And, they must score a minimum of 90 out of 100 points when Paladin rates the quality of their credentials, ethics and business practices.
About Paladin and the Registry
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