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Investment advisory services are offered through Talis Advisory Services, LLC dba Generational Wealth Advisors (“GWA”). GWA is an SEC registered investment advisor located in Richardson, Texas. Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement by securities regulators and does not imply that GWA has attained a certain level of skill, training, or ability. GWA and its representatives are in compliance with the current registration and notice filing requirements imposed upon SEC registered investment advisors by those states within which the firm maintains clients.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by GWA), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level. All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Investment strategies such as asset allocation, diversification, and rebalancing do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There is no guarantee that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Changes in investment strategies, contributions or withdrawals may materially alter the performance of an individual’s portfolio. Economic factors, market conditions, and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio and there are no assurances that it will match or outperform any benchmark.

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Awards, rankings, ratings, and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are not indicative of GWA’s future performance or its clients’ investment success; should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that such client will experience a certain level of results if GWA is engaged, or continues to be engaged to provide investment advisory services; nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of GWA by any of its clients. Rankings published by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are generally based on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion because clients’ investment goals differ. Working with a highly rated or ranked adviser does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance. GWA does not advertise its receipt of awards, rankings, ratings, and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications unless it has a reasonable basis to believe that any questionnaire or survey used in the process is structured to make it equally easy for a participant to provide favorable and unfavorable responses and is not designed or prepared to produce any predetermined result.

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Award Summary and Research Methodology

2015 CNBC Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms

The CNBC Digital editorial team, along with Meridian-IQ, created the following ranking methodology for its Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms rankings. Scores for each measure listed below were weighted according to a proprietary formula to arrive at a final total rank:

  • Assets under management.
  • Having staff with professional designations, such as a CFP or CFA.
  • Working with third-party professionals, such as attorneys or CPAs.
  • Average account size.
  • Growth of assets.
  • Years in business.
  • Number of advisory clients.
  • Providing advice on insurance solutions.

Firms with greater AUM totals were given a higher ranking in the case of numerical ties of the above formula. The Meridian/AdviceIQ team then applied the formula to the Meridian-IQ database of all RIAs to create the list. The final step to create the Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms list for CNBC.com was to apply the AdviceIQ Regulatory Compliance Review process to the master list and eliminate any firm that failed the RCR process.

The RCR process is a due-diligence process whereby each advisory firm was compared with the RCR database of all regulatory actions from all four primary regulators: SEC, FINRA, state regulators and state insurance commissioners. In order to pass the RCR process, an advisory firm cannot have any complaints, actions or disclosures from any of the above regulators.

2023 D Magazine

Top Wealth Managers
D Magazine asked every wealth management firm and team in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Financial Planning Association, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and the Investments and Wealth Institute to tell them about their practices. The final list was selected based on these criteria: top firms or teams must have total assets under management for individual clients of at least $100 million; average assets under management per client of at least $1 million; a 95 percent client-retention rate over the last two years; and no current disciplinary actions. Additionally, all firms (or teams, should the team apply as an entity separate from its parent company) must have been in existence for at least five years as of the application deadline (June 5, 2023). They must also hold themselves out as fiduciaries for their clients and provide them with a written disclosure. A panel of esteemed local wealth managers reviewed the final list. All numbers are current as of the application deadline. Out of the 63 that applied, 42 firms and teams were selected.

Best Financial Planners
D Magazine asked every Certified Financial Planner in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Financial Planning Association to cast an online ballot. They were asked to name peers, both inside and outside their firms, whom they considered to be the most skilled and experienced financial planners in the industry. Outside-firm votes counted more than inside-firm votes. Self-nominations were tossed out. A panel of esteemed local financial planners reviewed the list. Only CFPs made the list. A total of 938 votes were cast, and 301 individuals were nominated. Of these, 90 were selected.

2023 Texas Monthly Five Star Wealth Manager

Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify outstanding service professionals. Founded in 2003, the Five Star award program is the largest and most widely published award program in North America, covering more than 45 major markets. Professionals recognized as award winners are published by Five Star Professional and its partners. Award winners cannot pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list of award recipients.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award program was presented and discussed with the SEC Staff in Washington, D.C., in June 2011. The SEC Staff verbally advised Five Star Professional that the program does not constitute a client testimonial because (a) clients do not participate in the nomination and pre-qualification process and (b) the use of consumer survey feedback in the regulatory history/consumer complaint process is insignificant in the overall award selection process.

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