Ellis and Company Retirement Strategists | April 24, 2020 | Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors
Kathy Ellis, CFP® has been named to the Forbes’ list of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors.
The list recognizes financial advisors across the country and was released online on April 21, 2020.
“I truly believe it is my calling to help people on their journey throughout their lifetime.” -Kathy Ellis
Kathy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and joined Raymond James in 1999. She has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. “It is very rewarding to see people reach their goals, enjoy life, and do the things they’ve always wanted. To know I played a part in helping them get there makes my heart happy.” Kathy added.
Humbled by receiving this accolade, she points to her impressive team that has helped her reach new heights in her career. Kathy shared “I’m honored to be among the top women wealth advisors in the country.” She also added, “I’m even more honored to have such an amazing team and we could not accomplish what we do for people without their hard work and dedication.”
Left to Right: Walter Keith, Patti Smith, Michele Weiber, Jessika Appleton, Eric Ellis, & Kathy Ellis
When asked why she believes she made the Top Women Wealth Advisors list Kathy responded “We have a very high standard that we hold ourselves to every day. I really think it is because we genuinely care about the people who trust us with their financial planning. We care so much, we’re are invested in their happiness and we want to see them accomplish their goals.”
The Forbes ranking of Top Women Wealth Advisors is developed by SHOOK Research, who focuses is on quality when developing their lists. SHOOK Research gives you a look inside how they created this year’s list here: The 2020 Forbes Ranking Of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors: Methodology. Forbes placed Kathy #467 out of the 1,000 women who made the list and placed her #9 in the state of Tennessee. In addition to Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors, Kathy also was included in Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors earlier in 2020 along with team member Eric Ellis.
“The very best advisors are laser-focused on having a positive impact on their clients’ lives,” says R.J. Shook.
Kathy Ellis, CFP® | America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors by Forbes
R.J. Shook is the president and founder of SHOOK Research.”They want to add meaning, help them live better lives.”, he added.
Out of approximately 32,000 nominations, 1,000 women received the award. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.
Kathy Ellis, CFP® professional, and her team focus on financial planning for individuals. Including medical professionals, business owners, families, and many other unique scenarios. Additionally, Kathy has also been awarded ¹Raymond James’ Leaders Council in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014. Raymond James Leaders Council honors are presented only to those financial advisors who demonstrate an extraordinary level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. Leaders Council members represent the top echelon of Raymond James financial advisors, which is a privilege limited to a select few.
For more information about Kathy Ellis, CFP®, and her team at Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists, you can find at their website www.retireconfident.com.
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¹Raymond James Leaders Council award is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top 1,000 Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of 7 years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Research Summary (as of April 2020): 32,000 nominations were received based on thresholds (9,654 women) and 1,000 won. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/top-women-advisors/#28abc5bd51f4 for more info.
The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 32,000 nominations, more than 4,000 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-wealth-advisors for more info.