James R. Eck

Partner

Phone: 513-904-4342
Fax: 513-832-2044
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Jim graduated from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky with a degree in Marketing. Prior to Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, he was a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors since 2001. He holds the Series 7, 31, 63, and 66 registrations. He is licensed to provide risk management services in the form of life and health insurance. Jim is a six-time Five Star Wealth Manager recipient.

He is currently involved with Lakeside Presbyterian Church and the Beechwood Alumni Association and is a board member of the Stephan D. Weiss Foundation. He enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family. Jim resided in Fort Mitchell with his wife, Jentry, and their children, Campbell, Griffin and Grayden.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (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*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 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 awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. In 2017, 987 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 288 (29 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. *To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

2016 – 908 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 368 (41 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2015 – 1,667 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 427 (26 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2014 – 2,082 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 483 (24 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2013 – 1,367 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 509 (38 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2012 – 1,265 Cincinnati wealth managers were considered for the award; 477 (38 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.

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