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Global Wealth Advisors - Financial Advisory Firm in Lewisville, Texas

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Global Wealth Advisors

Global Wealth Advisors, a financial fiduciary firm, has been a Paladin Registry member since 2008. Kris holds Accredited Investment Fiduciary , Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor , Certified Retirement Counselor certifications and has over 15 years of experience. Global Wealth Advisors provides financial services to clients in the Lewisville, Texas area.

I. Snapshot

Part I provides a quick summary of this advisor’s credentials, ethical history, and business practices. See additional descriptive information in Parts IV through VIII of this research report.

A. Registry Member
  • Since 2008
B. Years of Experience
  • 15
C. College Degrees
  • Missouri State - BS
D. Certifications
  • AIF® , CRPC® , CRC®
E. Financial Fiduciary
  • Yes
F. Business Philosophy
  • You want a partner that understands your complex situation. One where you sit on the same side of the table as your advisor. We understand your need to protect, preserve, accumulate, and transfer wealth in the most cost-effective, tax-efficient manner possible. To help you, we developed a unique 3P Approach. With it, we work with your other advisors like CPAs and attorneys as a collaborative "team". We also strive to provide you with unbiased advice, backed by solid independent research. We give you the latest news, tools and technology so you can make better decisions. What's more, our blog, monthly newsletter and social media activity cover topics you’re most interested in. As an independent team of financial advisors, we are dedicated to helping you reach your objectives through comprehensive wealth management and financial planning. Our approach ensures your plan is specially designed to meet your specific needs. Because, after all, your plan should be about your goals, not ours.

G. Asset Requirement
  • $100,000

II. Contact Information

Part II provides general contact information

A. Key Contact
  • Kris Maksimovich
B. Main Location
  • 4400 State Hwy 121
    Suite 200
    Lewisville, Texas, 75056
C. Additional Locations
  • Angleton, Texas
    Sweeney, Texas
    Dallas, Texas
    Houston, Texas
    Lewisville, Texas
D. Telephone
  • 972-930-1238

III. Internet

You should use the Internet to conduct your own online research for advisors before you select them:

  • Visit firm websites
  • Google search names (advisors, firms, owners of firms)
  • Check advisor compliance records at FINRA.org
  • View firm ADVs at SEC.gov
  • View social connections
  • Read articles that have been written by this advisor or firm
Tip: The information on the Internet is easy to access, you retain your anonymity while you conduct your research, and you will find information that helps you make the right decisions.

A. Visit Website
B. Social Connections

IV. Firm(s)

This part of the research report contains important information that describes an advisor’s relationship to various financial firms.

RIA (Registered Investment Advisor): This type of firm registration permits the advisor to provide financial advice and services for fees.

Broker/Dealer: This type of firm licenses representatives who sell financial products for commissions.

Relationship: The advisor may be an owner, employee, partner, or independent contractor.

Tip: Make sure you know who owns the advisor’s RIA and Broker/Dealer (if applicable). The firm may look independent, but it may be owned by a bank or insurance company. Google the name of the owner to make sure there is no history of financial fraud, misrepresentation, or omission.

A. Name of Firm
  • Global Wealth Advisors
B. Name of RIA
  • Global Wealth Advisors
C. Name of Broker/Dealer
  • Commonwealth Financial Network
D. Name(s) of Custodian(s)
  • Fidelity/National Financial Srvs
  • Pershing

V. Credentials

You want a real expert with documented credentials helping you plan your financial future and invest your assets in the securities markets.

Real experts have valid, documented credentials that include degrees, experience, and high quality certifications.

Experience: Years of experience is the best way for advisors to become real financial experts.

Education: Degrees should be from accredited institutions. Use the Internet to research schools you may not have heard of. Some advisors buy degrees to appear more knowledgeable than they really are.

Certifications: Also called designations, certifications are the best way for advisors to acquire specialized knowledge in shorter time periods. Some certifications are extremely valuable (CFA, CFP, CIMA, CPA). 35% of certifications are fake (Source: Paladin Research).

Associations: Membership in quality associations can also be a source of specialized knowledge if the organizations have continuing education requirements.

Firm Credentials: Some advisors represent firms that employ or license multiple professionals. Some of these professionals may impact your financial results.

Tip: Real experts have good educations, years of experience, and high quality certifications and designations.

A. Years of Financial Experience
  • 15 Years
B. College, Degrees, Years
  • Missouri State - BS
D. Financial Industry Associations (Active Memberships)
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Estate Planning Council - Dallas

VI. Registration, Licensing,
Compliance

You want a real financial expert. You also want an expert you can trust.

Registration: Only Registered Investment Advisors (firms) and Investment Advisor Representatives (professionals) can provide financial advice and ongoing services for fees.

Type of Registration: RIAs with less than $100 million of assets register with your state’s Securities Commissioner. RIAs with more than $100 million of assets register with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Industry Licenses: These licenses permit advisors to sell investment and insurance products for commissions.

Registration & License Numbers: Use the advisor and firm’s registration and license numbers to check compliance records at: FINRA.org, SEC.gov, your State’s Securities Commissioner, and your State’s Insurance Commissioner.

State Licensing: Make sure the advisor is licensed to sell investment and insurance products in your state. Make sure the advisor is properly licensed before you buy.

Financial Fiduciary: RIAs and IARs are fiduciaries who are held to the highest ethical standards in the financial service industry. Salesmen are held to lower ethical standards that do not require them to put your financial interests first.

Compliance Record (Investment): Does an advisor or firm have disclosures on compliance records that are maintained by FINRA.org, SEC.gov, or your state’s Securities Commissioner?

Compliance Record (Insurance): Does an advisor or firm have disclosures on compliance records that are maintained by your state’s Insurance Commissioner?

Criminal Disclosures: It may be hard to believe, but convicted felons can obtain securities licenses if their crimes were not securities related.

Additional Disclosures: Advisors and firms have the option of providing additional disclosures that are published on their Paladin Research Reports.

ADVs: RIAs file ADVs with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents provide valuable information about advisory firms.

Links: Click on these links to view additional information about advisors and firms on third party websites.

A. RIA/IAR Registration
  • RIA and IAR
B. Type of RIA Registration
  • SEC
C. Industry Licenses
  • RIA/IAR Registration
D. Registration & License Numbers
  • CRD: 4185617
  • IARD: 147800
  • Insurance: 3514784
E. State Licences
  • Financial Advice, Services for Fees: See List
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wyoming
  • Investment Products for Commission: See List
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Wyoming
  • Insurance Products for Commission: See List
    • California
    • Missouri
    • Oklahoma
    • Texas
F. Compliance Record (Investment)
G. Compliance Record (Insurance)
H. Additional Disclosure(s)
  • Global Wealth Advisors is a privately held independent financial planning & wealth management firm. 4400 State Hwy 121, Ste 200, Lewisville, TX 75056. This communication strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NM, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WY. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside these states due to various state regulations and registration requirements regarding investment products and services. Investments are not FDIC- or NCUA-insured, are not guaranteed by a bank / financial institution, and are subject to risks, including possible loss of the principal invested. Securities offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Advisory services offered through Global Wealth Advisors are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth. Advisory services offered by Global Wealth Advisors are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.
I. View our ADV(s)
  • Available Upon Request
J. Links
K. Comments
  • Kris is a multi-year recipient of the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager award*. FIVE STAR Wealth Managers are selected by their peers as satisfying objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients in the market region. In 2020 less than 8 percent of wealth managers in Dallas, Texas, have been named to the list. *

VII. Business Data & Practices

Part VII describes the advisor’s business and practices. How does the advisor’s business practices compare to other professionals you are considering?

Business Philosophy: Every advisor has a business philosophy. This makes philosophy a differentiating characteristic. Compare philosophies and select the one that has the highest probability of helping you achieve your financial goals.

Minimum Asset Requirement: A high percentage of financial advisors have minimum asset requirements for new clients. Advisors with bigger practices tend to have higher minimums. Advisors with smaller practices tend to have lower minimums. Some advisors will work with anyone who would benefit from their services.

Number of Current Clients: An indicator for the scope of an advisor or firm’s current business.

Assets Under Management or Advisement: An indicator for the scope of an advisor or firm’s current business.

Method(s) of Compensation: A critical variable when you select a financial advisor. Real advisors are compensated with fees. Salesmen are compensated with commissions. Some professionals receive both types of compensation.

Methods of Communication: Traditional advisors will meet face-to-face in your location or their offices. Virtual advisors communicate via email, telephone, or Skype. All Robo advisor communications are online.

Types of Reports: Performance reports are the most important type of documentation. You may also want brokerage statements, market environment reports, and newsletters.

Second Language: It may be important to you that your advisor speaks a second language.

Value Statement: This statement may describe how this advisor or firm produces value that offsets expenses that are deducted from your accounts. The statement may also describe differentiating characteristics.

Tip: Select an advisor or firm that has an investor-friendly business model and practices.

A. Business Philosophy
  • You want a partner that understands your complex situation. One where you sit on the same side of the table as your advisor. We understand your need to protect, preserve, accumulate, and transfer wealth in the most cost-effective, tax-efficient manner possible. To help you, we developed a unique 3P Approach. With it, we work with your other advisors like CPAs and attorneys as a collaborative "team". We also strive to provide you with unbiased advice, backed by solid independent research. We give you the latest news, tools and technology so you can make better decisions. What's more, our blog, monthly newsletter and social media activity cover topics you’re most interested in. As an independent team of financial advisors, we are dedicated to helping you reach your objectives through comprehensive wealth management and financial planning. Our approach ensures your plan is specially designed to meet your specific needs. Because, after all, your plan should be about your goals, not ours.

B. Minimum Asset Requirement
  • $100,000
C. Number of Current Clients
  • 849
D. Assets (Management, Advisement)
  • $450,000,000
E. Methods of Compensation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Fixed Fee
  • Asset-Based Fee
F. Methods of Communication
  • Face-to-Face Meetings
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Skype/Voice
  • Skype/Video
  • GoToMeeting (or similar service)
G. Types of Reports (Frequency)
  • Performance (mo)
  • Brokerage Statement (mo)
  • Market Environment (bi)
  • Newsletters (mo)
H. Second Language(s)
  • No
I. Value Statement
  • We help people by never losing sight of our philosophy, planning strategy, and process. As independent financial advisors, we offer our clients the resources and flexibility to simplify their financial life and help them reach their objectives. We put all those pieces of the financial puzzle together so our clients can live more and worry less.

VIII. Clients & Services

Part VIII provides information about this advisor or firm’s clientele and services.

Types of Clients: Describes the types of clients this advisor or firm works with. You should ask for a breakdown of clients to make sure the advisor works with a lot of clients like you.

Types of Services: Describes the types of services that are provided by this advisor or firm. Make sure the advisor provides the services that you are seeking.

Discretionary Asset Management: Some advisors and firms make investment decisions for clients without the clients’ approval in advance.

Limited Engagement Services: Some advisors provide limited engagement services that do not require assets.

Custodian(s): Financial advisors are not allowed to come in contact with your assets. They use the services of third party or firm custodians to hold your assets for you. Make sure the advisor uses the services of a brand name custodian or a custodian with a long history of providing services to investors with billions of dollars of assets.

Tip: There are five types of financial advice and services: Planning, Investment, Insurance, Tax, and Legal (wills, trusts).

A. Types of Clients
  • Business Pension Plans
  • Business (Taxable)
  • Endowments & Foundations
  • Taft-Hartley Pension Plans
  • Public Pension Plans
B. Types of Financial Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Investment Advice & Management
  • Insurance Products & Annuities
  • Wealth Management
C. Discretionary Asset Management
  • Yes
D. Limited Engagement Services
  • Planning Only
  • Financial Plan Reviews
  • Investment Portfolio Reviews
  • Employee Benefits Reviews

IX. Certification

Certification: Advisors certify the data in this research report are complete and accurate. Check Most Recent Update to determine the last time this advisor or firm updated this report.

Most Recent Update:
  • Oct 29, 2021

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