Jay BrammerJanuary 11, 2018
PRESIDENT & CEO
Grady has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and banking industries. His primary focus has been on helping high net-worth families achieve their investment objectives. His efforts center on portfolio management by using technical analysis to find superior fundamental investment opportunities for his clients. He has developed a set of criteria to direct clients in both bull and bear markets.
Grady is a cum laude graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky with a degree in business administration. He is an active youth baseball and basketball coach in Carmel, Indiana where he lives with his wife Robin and six children.
For seven years, Grady has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager, most recently in 2017. The Five Star Wealth Managers are a select group representing less than five percent of the wealth managers in the Indianapolis area.
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. 1164 Indianapolis area wealth managers were considered for the award; 182 (16 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2016: 1083 considered, 332 winners; 2015: 1743 considered, 348 winners; 2014: 2009 considered, 360 winners; 2013: 1624 considered, 413 winners; 2012: 1375 considered, 387 winners.