Daniel Waddick
Senior Vice President
Investments
Financial Advisor
Direct: 312.368.0412
dwaddick@wundernet.com
Chicago IL Office
200 West Madison Street
Suite 2950
Chicago IL 60606
Professional Profile
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 Five Star Wealth Manager* in the Chicago area each year from 2010 to 2016. 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 30 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. He is also licensed to sell insurance products.


*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. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry 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 customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] 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 filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. 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. 3,411 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 726 (22 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.

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