Awards & Recognition
Craig Beden - Five Star Wealth Manager
Top Financial Advisors

Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors: 2024 Best in State Wealth Advisors ranking was issued by Forbes on 04/07/2024 for the period covering 04/07/2024 – 04/07/2025. The ranking was developed by Shook Research based on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please visit

Financial Times Top 400 Advisors: 2020 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers list, published on 03/05/2020 by Financial Times based on research conducted by Ignites Research, a Financial Times affiliate for the period covering 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020. The listing is based on data gathered from the financial adviser’s regulatory disclosures, assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials, and online accessibility. The award is not an endorsement or indicative of the future performance of the financial adviser. A fee was not paid for consideration. For additional information, please visit

Five Star Wealth Manager: 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager award was issued by Five Star Professional (FSP) on06/14/2021 for the period covering 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria-required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a RIA or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria-considered: 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. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not an endorsement or indicative of the future performance of the wealth manager. A fee was not paid for consideration however a fee is paid for marketing materials. For additional information, visit   

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