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1. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended and/or purchased by adviser), or product made reference to directly or indirectly on this Website, or indirectly via link to any unaffiliated third-party Website, will be profitable or equal to corresponding indicated performance levels.
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Disclosures for Awards and Rankings
Awards, rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and publications: are absolutely not indicative of McLean’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments; should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if McLean is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; and should not be construed as a current or past endorsement of McLean by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, McLean did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of McLean by any of its clients.
Best Places to Work in Virginia
McLean was named a Best Place to Work in Virginia in 2021 and 2022. Participating organizations must complete a two-part process to be considered for inclusion on the list. The first part consists of evaluating each registered company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics and is worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and is worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determine the top companies and which companies are included on the list. Best Companies Group (BCG) manages the overall registration and survey process and also analyzes the data and uses its expertise to determine the final rankings. To be considered for participation in Best Places to Work list created by Virginia Business and BCG, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements: be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity, be a publicly or privately held business, have a facility in the state of Virginia, have at least 15 employees working in Virginia and have been in business a minimum of 1 year. BCG managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.bestplacestowork.com.
InvestmentNews – 2022 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers
McLean was chosen as one of the top-75 firms with 15-29 employees based on employer and employee surveys analyzing meaningful workplace criteria for all their professionals. InvestmentNews partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to compile the survey and recognition program. The InvestmentNews Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers award winners “showcase financial advice businesses that go beyond offering financial advisers attractive benefits and perks, they create workplaces that empower employees with the skills and confidence necessary to deliver the best possible investment and financial planning guidance to clients.” Eligibility requirements include being a registered investment adviser (RIA) or being affiliated with an independent broker-dealer (IBD), being in business for a minimum of one year, and having a minimum of 15 full-time employees.
Washington Business Journal – Largest Wealth Management Firms in the DC Metro Area
McLean was recognized as one of Washington Business Journal’s Largest Wealth Management Firms in Greater DC List. The Washington Business Journal’s Lists are recognized throughout the region as reliable and reputable sources of business information compiled from pertinent company profile criteria. The depth of McLean’s metro-area advisors along with its annual revenue and comprehensive financial planning focus were positive consideration factors that put it at the top of the list against other wealth management firms in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area.
Top Financial Advisors in the DC Metro Area
McLean was named as one of twelve Top Financial Advisor in the Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia area by AdvisoryHQ for 2020-2021. AdvisoryHQ utilized a proprietary “top-down adviser selection methodology” that is based on a wide variety of filters including fiduciary duty, independence, transparency, level of customized service, history of innovation, fee structure, quality of services provided, team excellence, and wealth of experience. Reviews and ranking articles are 100% independently researched and written. Winning firms do not realize they are being reviewed until after the reviews are completed and published to the public.
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Financial Professionals 2021
Our Principal, Jessica Wunder, was named as a Top Financial Professional by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2021. The Northern Virginia Magazine surveyed financial professionals in northern Virginia and asked them to recommend other financial professionals to whom they would refer family and friends. Those on the listing received the most nominations. Although some Top Financial Professionals winners choose to advertise in the magazine, they cannot pay to be included on the list. This listing and the advertising section are separate entities.
Disclosures for Professional Designations
Professional credentials or designations should not be viewed as the sole determining factor in obtaining or retaining a financial adviser’s services.
Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®)
Accredited Estate Planner®: An Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) applicant must meet all of the following requirements established by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils:
- The applicant must provide documentation of being licensed to practice law as an Attorney (JD) or to practice as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or of being currently designated as a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, or Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA), in any jurisdiction of the United States of America and meet certain educational requirements.
- The applicant must be presently and significantly engaged in “estate planning activities” as an attorney, an accountant, an insurance professional, and financial planner, or a trust officer. A minimum of five (5) years of experience engaged in estate planning and estate planning activities is required. To be exempt from the required education requirements, an applicant must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience engaged in estate planning and estate planning activities.
- AEP® applicants are required to be members of, and continuously maintain membership in, an affiliated local or regional estate planning council where such membership is available. Where no affiliated local council membership is available, the applicant is required to continuously maintain an At-Large individual membership in the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
- AEP® applicants must continuously be in good standing with the applicant’s respective professional organization and/or license authority (e.g., State Bar Association for attorneys, etc.) and provide three (3) professional references prior to acceptance.
- In addition, AEP® applicants must abide by the NAEPC Code of Ethics, acknowledge a commitment to the team concept of estate planning by signing a declaration statement and meet continuing education and re-certification requirements, which include the yearly payment of dues.
Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
The Accredited Investment Fiduciary AIF® Designation certifies that the recipient has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. To receive the AIF® Designation, the individual must meet prerequisite criteria based on a combination of education, relevant industry experience, and/or ongoing professional development, complete a training program, successfully pass a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. In order to maintain the AIF® Designation, the individual must annually attest to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards, and accrue and report a minimum of six hours of continuing education. The Designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body of fi360.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP Board”) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with flame design) logo in the United States (these marks are collectively referred to as the “CFP® marks”). The CFP Board authorizes use of the CFP® marks by individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. To earn the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual must currently fulfill specific requirements in the areas of education, examination, experience, and ethics. Individuals who become certified must complete ongoing education, ethics, and certification requirements in order to maintain the right to continue to use the CFP® marks. CFP® professionals who fail to comply with the above standards and requirements may be subject to CFP Board’s enforcement process, which could result in suspension or permanent revocation of their CFP® certification.
Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)
The Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation is issued by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). The course work and examination cover ERISA Fiduciary Roles and Responsibilities, ERISA Fiduciary Oversight, ERISA Plan Investment Management, and ERISA Plan Management. All credentialed members must acquire 10 hours of continuing education credits each year, as well as renew NAPA Membership annually. A plan advisor who has earned his/her CPFA has demonstrated the expertise required to act as a plan fiduciary or help plan fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities.
Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA)
The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter is a globally respected, graduate-level investment credential established in 1962 and awarded by CFA Institute — the largest global association of investment professionals. CFA® designates an international professional certificate that is offered by the CFA Institute. There are currently more than 178,000 CFA® Charterholders working in over 170 countries and regions. To earn the CFA® charter, candidates must: (1) pass three sequential, six-hour examinations; (2) have at least four years of qualified professional investment experience; (3) join CFA Institute as members; and (4) commit to abide by, and annually reaffirm, their adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation has been a mark of excellence for almost thirty years and currently requires nine college-level courses, the most of any financial planning credential. Average study time to earn the ChFC® exceeds 450 hours. Required courses cover extensive education and application training in financial planning, income taxation, investments, and estate and retirement planning. Additional electives are chosen from such topics as macroeconomics, financial decisions for retirement, and executive compensation. ChFC® designees must meet experience requirements and adhere to continuing education and ethical standards. The credential is awarded by The American College, a non-profit educator founded in 1927 and the highest level of academic accreditation.
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
Since 1927, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) has been the respected risk management credential for advisors. Designees have completed eight or more college-level courses representing an average study time of 400 hours. Topics for required courses include insurance and financial planning, life insurance law, estate planning, and planning for business owners and professionals. Elective courses include such advanced topics as income taxes, group benefits, retirement planning, and health insurance. CLU® designees must meet experience and continuing education requirements and must adhere to a high ethical standard. The mark is awarded by The American College, a non-profit educator with the top level of academic accreditation.
Professional Plan Consultant™ (PPC™)
The Professional Plan Consultant™ (PPC™) designation is awarded to those who successfully complete The 401k Service Training Program™. A successful candidate must have three years of financial industry sales, service, and/or support experience. A PPC™ candidate must attend either the instructor-led, multiple-day training session accredited by Robert Morris University or complete the online training program to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by plan sponsors, how to identify shortfalls in an employer-sponsored plan, and how to successfully address plan management issues. Each PPC™ candidate must sign the Financial Service Standards (FSS) Code of Ethics to verify that the individual pledges to maintain a high standard of conduct, competence, knowledge, professionalism, integrity, objectivity, and responsibility in the practice of his or her profession. On an ongoing basis, over a 24-month cycle, each PPC™ designee must complete a minimum number of continuing education hours (12) in a format allowed by FSS. Candidates are required to take one core course and five elective courses in a variety of topics including general insurance topics, insurance planning, investment planning, estate planning, and ethics. Candidates must successfully pass an examination in each topic area. Candidates must also maintain valid membership in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors upon completion of study. All candidates are subject to ongoing ethics and education requirements.
Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®)
The Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®) program advances knowledge gained in the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF) certificate course. The QKA® program consists of two packages — Plan Management and Testing & Compliance —each comprising nine courses, a practice test and a credential exam. In order to be eligible for the QKA® credential, candidates must: (i) read the QKA® Candidate Handbook; (ii) have three years of experience in the retirement field or complete the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF) course; (iii) pass the QKA-1 Plan Management exam; (iv) pass the QKA-2 Testing & Compliance exam; and (v) apply for ASPPA credentialed membership.
Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
Refers to a financial professional who specializes in retirement income planning. Financial professionals earn the RICP designation after completing three required courses. The RICP designation holder is required to complete continuing education. The designation is offered through the American College of Financial Services.