Wells Fargo Advisors Premier Advisor
Ken is a member of the firm's Premier Advisor Program. This distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors who meet or exceed Wells Fargo Advisors' high standards as measured by one or more of the firm's criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.
Private Investment Management (PIM)
As a PIM Portfolio Manager, Ken offers customized investment portfolios geared toward his clients' specific investment goals. Wells Fargo Advisors' PIM Portfolio Managers must meet eligibility requirements which include a minimum of two years experience as a portfolio manager, five years of industry experience, and successful completion of stringent securities exams. They complete advanced training, including an ethics exam, proxy exam and a 40-hour portfolio management training course. Only five percent of the Firm's Financial Advisors have met the criteria to act as PIM Portfolio Managers.
Ken has continued his professional development by earning his Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.
As a CIMA®
professional, Ken is one of a select group of professionals who have earned this internationally recognized credential. To earn his CIMA®
certification, Ken completed an intensive educational program and final examination covering Modern Portfolio Theory, Asset Allocation, Manager Search and Selection, Investment Policy, and Performance Measurement.
Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors - 2018 & 2014
As a trusted advisor, Ken has built his career guiding clients in managing their wealth. Ken was named one of the nation's top 400 advisors by Financial Times in 2018 and 2014. The FT 400 is based on data gathered from firms and verified by broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures, and FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and accessibility as identified by FT. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 400.
Rockland Economic Development Corporation's "40 under 40" - 2010
Ken Carter was named one of the "rising stars" of Rockland County by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation in 2010. Chosen by the selection committe, Ken Carter helps raise the bar for achieving community prosperity.
BARRON'S Top 1,000 Award - 2009
Ken was recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the United States in 2009. The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component.