An accomplished wealth advisor and financial expert, Michael “Mike” Ladge draws upon more than a decade of experience in his work providing financial guidance to athletes, celebrities, and entrepreneurs. Mike Ladge holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management and has received numerous accolades over his career, including designation as a Los Angeles Five Star Wealth Manager.
Awarded by the consumer-research group Five Star Professional, Five Star Awards honor professionals in the insurance, real estate, investment, dental, and wealth management industries in nearly 50 markets across the country. Five Star Professional partners with local publications to publicize the awards.
Five Star Professional conducts extensive research to identify the top wealth advisors in each market, evaluating candidates based on 10 criteria. In addition to considering total assets under management (AUM) and client retention rates, Five Star analyzes the candidate’s compliance with regulations and customer satisfaction history.
All candidates for Five Star Wealth Advisor awards must be registered both with the SEC and at the state level, and nominations are accepted from either peers, firms, or through a prequalification process. As Five Star strives to keep the awards program impartial and data-based, candidates may not nominate themselves, nor can they pay a fee to guarantee consideration for an award.