2023 Retirement Planning Key Numbers

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for retirement and estate-related items for tax year 2023. Please adjust retirement plan contribution rates accordingly for the new limits.

2022 Five Star Professional

Tim Vanech and Luis Raposo were recognized as 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers by Boston magazine and Five Star Professional. This is the 10th year in a row Mr. Vanech has been recognized, and the 8th year in a row for Mr. Raposo. Candidates for the award had to meet 10 object criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Among the 5 eligibility criteria, candidates needed to be actively working as credentialed professionals in financial services for at least 5 years, have favorable regulatory and complaint history reviews, and must be accepting new clients. Among the 5 evaluation criteria, the researchers examined client retention rates, number of households served, and education and professional designations. The average one-year client retention rate of this year’s award winners is more than 96%.

Disclosures

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. 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; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 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. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 4,090 Boston-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 513 (13% of candidates) were named 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2021: 4,069 considered, 480 winners; 2020: 3,580 considered, 463 winners; 2019: 3,619 considered, 566 winners; 2018: 2,819 considered, 532 winners; 2017: 2,467 considered, 623 winners; 2016: 2,530 considered, 632 winners; 2015: 3,542 considered, 801 winners; 2014: 1,707 considered, 655 winners; 2013: 2,362 considered, 713 winners; 2012: 2,591 considered, 454 winners.

2022 Retirement Planning Key Numbers

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement and estate-related items for tax year 2022. In general, these limits will either remain unchanged, or the inflation adjustments for 2022 will be small. Please adjust retirement plan contribution rates accordingly for the new limits.

2021 Five Star Professional

Tim Vanech and Luis Raposo were recognized as 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers by Boston magazine and Five Star Professional. This is the 9th year in a row Mr. Vanech has been recognized, and the 7th year in a row for Mr. Raposo. Candidates for the award had to meet 10 object criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Among the 5 eligibility criteria, candidates needed to be actively working as credentialed professionals in financial services for at least 5 years, have favorable regulatory and complaint history reviews, and must be accepting new clients. Among the 5 evaluation criteria, the researchers examined client retention rates, number of households served, and education and professional designations. The average one-year client retention rate of this year’s award winners is more than 96%.

2021 Retirement Planning Key Numbers

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement and estate-related items for tax year 2021. In general, these limits will either remain unchanged, or the inflation adjustments for 2021 will be small. Please adjust retirement plan contribution rates accordingly for the new limits.

2020 Five Star Professional

Tim Vanech and Luis Raposo were recognized as 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers by Boston magazine and Five Star Professional. This is the 8th year in a row Mr. Vanech has been recognized, and the 6th year in a row for Mr. Raposo. Candidates for the award had to meet 10 object criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Among the 5 eligibility criteria, candidates needed to be actively working as credentialed professionals in financial services for at least 5 years, have favorable regulatory and complaint history reviews, and must be accepting new clients. Among the 5 evaluation criteria, the researchers examined client retention rates, number of households served, and education and professional designations. The average one-year client retention rate of this year’s award winners is more than 96%.

2020 Retirement Planning Key Numbers

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement and estate-related items for tax year 2020. In general, these limits will either remain unchanged, or the inflation adjustments for 2020 will be small. Please adjust retirement plan contribution rates accordingly for the new limits.

Shorepoint Welcomes Howard Corey

We are very pleased to announce that Howard Corey has joined the Shorepoint team. He will be working closely with both of us to deliver world-class operational and client service to our clients. Howard has broad experience in the wealth management industry encompassing client services, multi-asset class trade execution and client performance reporting.

Before joining Shorepoint, Howard was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at a SEC registered Investment Adviser where he was responsible for managing the operations and client services functions of the firm. Prior to that, Howard was a Principal at Partners Capital Investment Group where he managed the U.S. Client Services Team.

Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Roanoke College and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He serves on the board for the Key Program, Inc. whose mission is “to assist troubled youth and their families with the development of positive life skills and experiences so that they may pursue productive and rewarding lives.” Howard lives in Easton, MA and outside of the office, he will either be on his road bike or chasing after his two children with his wife, Stacy.

Please feel free to call or email Howard at howard@shorepointpartners.com with any questions you might have or simply to welcome him aboard!

Warm regards,
Tim and Luis

2019 Five Star Professional

Tim Vanech and Luis Raposo were recognized as 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers by Boston magazine and Five Star Professional. This is the seventh year in a row Mr. Vanech has been recognized, and the fifth year in a row for Mr. Raposo. Candidates for the award had to meet 10 object criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Among the 5 eligibility criteria, candidates needed to be actively working as credentialed professionals in financial services for at least 5 years, have favorable regulatory and complaint history reviews, and must be accepting new clients. Among the 5 evaluation criteria, the researchers examined client retention rates, number of households served, and education and professional designations. The average one-year client retention rate of this year’s award winners is more than 96%.

Shorepoint Launches First Private Fund

Shorepoint Capital Partners LLC is pleased to announce that we have completed our first close of the Shorepoint Income Fund I, LP on January 2, 2019 in the amount of $14,950,000.

Shorepoint Capital Partners, LLC (“Firm”) is an independent owned, SEC registered investment advisor founded in 2009 in Massachusetts. The Firm emphasizes personalized client service and customized investment solutions to assist clients in reaching their long-term goals. The Firm’s partners and investment team bring over 90 years of investment and financial services experience to managing your assets. The Firm founders have extensive investment experience in private real estate and equity investments.