What we do

In 5 minutes, find out how your investment, estate and protection plans measure up.

Ken Stern & Associates was formed in 1998 with the goal of creating an innovative wealth management company specializing in advanced investment management, asset protection and legacy strategies. Over the years, we have evolved this concept into our two platforms, KSA Active and Private Wealth Management. KSA Active is a money management solution for the more self-directed investor, while Private Wealth Management is our all-encompassing approach including money management and our full suite of advisory and planning services.

PHILANTHROPIC

  • 2009-2014 Supported and Sponsored the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Foundation
  • Since 2011 Supports and Sponsors New Haven Youth and Family Services
  • Since 2012 Supports Taste of the Cove for the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2001 Oasis Senior Center Computer Lab Founder Award
  • First Allied Securities, Inc. Advisor of the Year Award: 2005, 2008-2012
  • First Allied Securities, Inc. Chairman’s Club “Excellent in Financial Services”: 2010-2012
  • Jeff Christie –  San Diego Magazine:5 Star Wealth Manager Award: 2012-2017
  • Brendan Van Cleve – San Diego Magazine:5 Star Wealth Manager Award: 2012-2017
  • San Diego Business Journal: Executive Profile: 2008
  • Bloomberg Wealth Manager Top Dog: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008

IN THE MEDIA

  • Former San Diego 6 News Financial Correspondent
  • Previously co-hosted KOGO 1070AM Money in the Morning w/ George Chamberlin
  • Previous Special Guest Commentator for FOX5 San Diego News, CW6 and KUSI

COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION, BOOKS WRITTEN BY KEN STERN

  • Secrets of the Investment All-Stars
  • Senior Savvy
  • 50 Fabulous Places to Retire In America
  • Safeguard Your Hard Earned Savings
  • Comprehensive Guide to Social Security and Medicare
  • To Hell and Back

2001 OASIS SENIOR CENTER COMPUTER LAB FOUNDER AWARD

The Senior Center Computer Lab Founder Award was presented by OASIS to Ken Stern & Associates in recognition of a donation that helped establish a computer lab at one of their senior centers. For more information on OASIS, please visit https://www.oasisnet.org/.

2012 – 2017 FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER

Five Star Award candidates who satisfied 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services can be named Five Star Wealth Managers.

To be eligible for consideration, Five Star Award Candidates must be credentialed as an investment advisory representative or a registered investment advisor, actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years, have a favorable regulatory and complaint history review, have fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards, and be accepting new clients.

If eligible, candidates are evaluated on one-year client retention rate, five-year client retention rate, non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered, number of client households served and 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. 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 Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or San Diego 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. Five Star Professional is not an advisory firm, and the content of this article should not be considered financial advice. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to www.fivestarprofessional.com.

 

2010-2012 CHAIRMAN’S CLUB “EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES”

Awarded to representatives of First Allied Securities, Inc. with annual production over $650,000.

 

2005-2006 FIRST ALLIED SECURITIES ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded to the representative of First Allied Securities, Inc. with the largest increase in brokerage assets during each calendar year.

 

2008-2012 FIRST ALLIED SECURITIES ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded to the representative of First Allied Securities, Inc. with the largest total production in each calendar year.

 

2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 BLOOMBERG WEALTH MANAGER TOP DOG

Bloomberg Wealth Manager Top Dog is an annual ranking of Registered Investment Advisors who meet
specific criteria. Firms must be a Registered Investment Advisor (“RIA”) with a minimum of $25 million in
assets under management (AUM), offer financial planning services (as reported on form ADV), have more than
50% of client base consisting of “individuals” or “high-net-worth individuals” as defined by the SEC and have
represented on the Wealth Manager questionnaire that comprehensive financial-planning services are
provided in-house or through outsourcing. RIAs meeting these criteria are then ranked by average client
account size. There is no fee to be included. Ranking is not based on client responses.

Such awards are based on a myriad of potential factors and in no way imply that recipient firms are more or less qualified than other firms, on the list or otherwise.

Your Money Score

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Ken Stern & Associates (“KS&A”) is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. However, such registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training and no inference to the contrary should be made.Asset Planning Solutions is a Licensed Insurance Agency CA Insurance # OB95262

KS&A and its employees are not tax professionals, information provided in this publication is not to be considered tax advice.
KS&A recommends that you consult a tax or an estate planning professional if you feel that these services are necessary for your situation. Information provided reflects the views of KS&A as of the date of this presentation. Such views are subject to change at any point without notice. KS&A obtained the information provided herein from third party sources believed to be reliable but it is not guaranteed. Information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities. Any forward looking statements or forecasts are based on assumptions and actual results are expected to vary from any such statements or forecasts. No investment decision should be made based solely on any information provided herein. KS&A has not taken into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any individual investor. There is no assurance that any financial strategy will be profitable or successful in achieving your financial objectives. Investments in foreign securities may be affected by currency fluctuations, differences in accounting standards and political instability. These risks are more significant in emerging markets (or concentrations within a single country) and are subject to greater risk of loss and volatility and may not be suitable for all investors. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.
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