|Daniel joined Wunderlich Securities in its Chicago office in July of 2010. Prior to Wunderlich Securities, he served as a Financial Advisor for 25 years with several well known investment firms. Mr. Waddick earned a Bachelor of Business degree from The University of Dayton in Dayton, OH and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University where he was the recipient of the Chaffee W. Shirk fellowship in banking. Mr. Waddick is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity) Alumni Association. Mr. Waddick was selected as a 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Five Star: Best in client satisfaction Wealth Manager in the Chicago area. Dan is the past President of the Board of Directors of Niles Township Sheltered Workshops, a not-for-profit organization that assists mentally challenged individuals and senior citizens.
For more than 26 years, Mr. Waddick has offered his clients comprehensive financial planning and asset management. His goal is to design conservative investment programs to reduce risk. He has a commitment to exceptional service to provide clients with sound guidance and expertise. Mr. Waddick's client base includes individual investors as well as corporations. His investment philosophy uses all aspects of financial strategies including Retirement, Education and Estate Planning. He is licensed to manage investments using stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and closed-end funds.
*Five Star Professional, as a third-party research firm, identified pre-qualified award candidates based on industry data and contacted all identified broker dealers, Registered Investment Advisor firms and FINRA-registered representatives in the Chicago area to gather wealth manager nominations. Self-nominations were not accepted. Award candidates were then evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria: 1) Credentialed as an investment advisory representative (IAR), a FINRA-registered representative, a CPA or a licensed attorney; 2) Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3) Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4) Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5) Accepting new clients; 6) One-year client retention rate; 7) Five-year client retention rate; 8) Non-institutionalized discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9) Number of client households served; 10) Educational and professional designations. 31,000 wealth managers in the Chicago area were considered for the award, of which 791 were named 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers, which represents less than 3 percent of the total wealth managers in the area.
Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers.
- 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 clients’ assets.
- The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or Chicago Magazine.
- 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 www.fivestarprofessional.com