Financial Freedom is pleased to have been recognized with a 5-star rating from the Paladin Registry and to be FADD™ Certified.
To be admitted to Paladin and receive the 5 star rating and FADD™ (Financial Advisor Due Diligence) certification, requires successful completion of an in-depth background check validating the accuracy of the advisor information provided on the Paladin Registry.
Investors can use Paladin Registry’s Financial Advisor Due Diligence (FADD™) service to conduct background checks on potential advisors. FADD™ validates the accuracy of advisor claims so investors select professionals with the best qualifications and not the best sales pitches.
Paladin is a company that documents the credentials and business practices of financial professionals and validates the information with ratings. They also sponsor the Paladin Registry that matches investors with advisors and provides valuable information investors can use to screen and select the professionals who are right for them. Paladin Registry, LLC, is an independent organization 100% owned by key employees who are active in the company. No financial services company or advisor has an equity interest in Paladin.
Since its inception, more than 250,000 investors have used the Registry to learn how to avoid bad financial advice, to learn how to select high quality advisors, to find competent, trustworthy professionals, to rate current advisors, and to review advisor documentation for credentials, ethics, and business practices.
Here is what Kiplinger recently had to say about Paladin
“Paladin supplies the most detailed biographies of any of the sites we reviewed, all in a quick reference format that makes for easy comparisons. In addition to the advisor’s contact info, specialities and certifications, it details their fee structures, tells you how many years of experience they have, and outlines their investment philosophy in a simple yes-or-no, Q&A format.” Awarded Four-Stars by Kiplinger.com, December, 2004.