Accolades & Awards

January 2017

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

 


January 2016

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

 


March 2015

William Berrall received the "2015 Five Star Professional" award.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC, is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 1329 Milwaukee-area wealth managers were considered for the award in 2015; 433 (33% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers in 2015.

*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

 


January 2015

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.


March 2014

William Berrall received the "2014 Five Star Professional" award.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance.

 


January 2014

The Berrall Kons Wealth Management Group was recognized as

Premier Wealth Advisors

by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP) again in 2013.


The primary focus of NABCAP is to serve the needs of the investing public by helping identify top wealth managers. NABCAP and its board of directors created an unaffiliated evaluation process in which 20 categories of practice management are assessed. Advisors are invited and/or nominated to participate by submitting an online questionnaire. The multi-step verification process utilizes independent resources to assess the accuracy and truthfulness of the information submitted by participating advisory practices. NABCAP's methodology is unique in deciphering advisors because it is primarily objective, not subjective, and helps add transparency for the investor's benefit. NABCAP takes pride that its list of Premier Advisors is not merely defined by Assets Under Management (A.U.M.), revenues produced or even worse, popularity. Alternatively, NABCAP attempts to identify top advisors regardless of size, firm or affiliation."
Source: NABCAP: "2013 Wisconsin Premier Advisors”. For information on NABCAP's methodology go to nabcap.org.


Neither Premier Wealth Advisors nor Wells Fargo Advisors pays a fee to be included in the final list of NABCAP Premier Wealth Advisors.
The overall evaluation score of a wealth manager may not be representative of any one client's evaluation.
The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as endorsement of the wealth manager by NABCAP or Omaha Magazine.
The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance.

NABCAP’s 2013 Premier Advisor evaluation and ranking program is an independent third-party assessment based on 20 categories of practice management; including experience, education, cost and investment planning. Participants are objectively compared and evaluated numerically. A minimum score must be attained for a practice to be considered for the final list, Winners are listed in alphabetical order. There is no cost for advisors to participate. The rating is not representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of past or future investment performance.

 


January 2014

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.


March 2013

William Berrall received the "2013 Five Star Professional" award.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance.

2013 - 1,744 Milwaukee area wealth managers were considered for the award; 396 (23% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.

*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

 


January 2013

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.


November 2012

The Berrall Kons Wealth Management Group has been recognized by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP) as:

Premier Wealth Advisors - 2012 - Milwaukee area

As a Wealth Advisory team, The Berrall Kons Wealth Management Group collectively, and its members individually, provide a full suite of wealth management services to high net worth clients.

The Berrall Kons Wealth Management Group was recognized as a Premier Wealth Advisor in the November 2, 2012 issue of the Milwaukee Business Journal. "NABCAP's Methodology: The primary focus of NABCAP is to serve the needs of the investing public by helping identify top wealth managers. NABCAP and its board of directors created an unaffiliated evaluation process in which 20 categories of practice management are assessed. Advisors are invited and/or nominated to participate by submitting an online questionnaire. The multi-step verification process utilizes independent resources to assess the accuracy and truthfulness of the information submitted by participating advisory practices. NABCAP's methodology is unique in deciphering advisors because it is primarily objective, not subjective, and helps add transparency for the investors's benefit. NABCAP takes pride that its list of Premier Advisors is not merely defined by Assets Under Management (A.U.M.), revenues produced or even worse, popularity. Alternatively, NABCAP attempts to identify top advisors regardless of size, firm or affiliation."

Source: NABCAP: "Premier Wealth Advisors", The Business Journal, November 2012, Over 5,000 direct contacts and over 40,000 indirect contacts were made to seek participation and/or nomination of participants in the Premier Wealth Advisor Program. The number of individuals contacted varies based on the size of the local market. NABCAP uses a methodology that it has created that includes both quantitative and qualitative criteria including, but not limited to financial planning, education, experience, and compliance record. NABCAP contracts with Rank Premier Advisors to administer its evaluation process. NABCAP's evaluation and ranking program (including the evaluation and validation process and the list of NABCAP Premier Advisors) is an independent third-party assessment based on objective, unbiased questions ("Program"). The Program is structured to ensure a comprehensive and objective evaluation of financial advisory practices. NABCAP's methodology includes, but is not limited to (i) average assets per client, (ii) average number of clients per advisor, (iii) financial advisor to support staff ratio, and (iv) financial advisor and support staff credentials/designations. For more information on NABCAP's methodology go to nabcap.org.

  • Neither Premier Wealth Advisors nor Wells Fargo Advisors pays a fee to be included in the final list of NABCAP Premier Wealth Advisors.
  • The overall evaluation score of a wealth manager may not be representative of any one client's evaluation.
  • The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as endorsement of the wealth manager by NABCAP or Omaha Magazine.
  • The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance.

NABCAP’s 2012 Premier Advisor evaluation and ranking program is an independent third-party assessment based on 20 categories of practice management; including experience, education, cost and investment planning. Participants are objectively compared and evaluated numerically. A minimum score must be attained for a practice to be considered for the final list, Winners are listed in alphabetical order. There is no cost for advisors to participate. The rating is not representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of past or future investment performance

 


January 2012

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.


 


 

January 2011

William Berrall has been recognized a "Premier Advisor" by Wells Fargo Advisors

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.