Disclosures relating to Ratings and References

Disclosure: Goodwin Investment Advisory, LLC is an SEC registered Investment Adviser. The Google ratings, client satisfaction ratings and reference on The Ramsey Show were given by current clients, and were not compensated with cash, or non-cash compensation. There are no material conflicts of interest on the part of the person(s) giving the ratings and references resulting from the person’s relationship with Goodwin Investment Advisory, therefore has no incentive to recommend the adviser.

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Google reviews are as seen on Google, and not edited in any way. On our homepage, we display the latest ten reviews. These are updated once a month.

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Client satisfaction score is based on Client Surveys sent to the current customers in May of 2023. Out of the total of 369 client households, we received 103 individual client responses, of which 98 responded that they are satisfied with their experience with GIA.

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A current customer referenced Goodwin Investment Advisory (GIA) during a televised interview on The Ramsey Show. Neither the customer nor The Ramsey Show were compensated for mentioning GIA in this broadcast. GIA pays Ramsey Solutions a fee to be vetted for and included in Ramsey’s SmartVestor program.

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The Reader’s Choice Award is administered by Around Woodstock Magazine. During both the nomination phase and the voting phase, employees and customers of Goodwin Investment Advisory (GIA) participated in nominating and voting for GIA. No employees or customers were compensated for nominations or votes.

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Five Star Professional conducts research with the purpose to help consumers with the difficult and important decision of selecting a trusted service professional. 

To receive the Five Star Wealth Manager award, a wealth manager must satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Factors taken into account include assets under management and client retention rate. Candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory and complaint review.

Three of our CFP® professional advisors, namely Tim Goodwin, Joe Beckford, and Justin Pitcock, recently received the 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager award. Tim Goodwin received the 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the Atlanta Region on 9/1/2023. The award was issued by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 11/14/22 through 5/31/2023. Justin Pitcock received the 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the Atlanta Region on 9/1/2023. The award was issued by FSP for the time period 11/14/22 through 5/31/23. Joe Beckford received the 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the Atlanta Region on 9/1/2023. The award was issued by FSP for the time period 11/14/2022 through 5/31/2023. 

They were nominated by GIA for consideration, and GIA did not pay any fees to FSP for the research and the awards, although GIA did subsequently pay FSP for use of the logo on our website.

Five Star Professional provides a Program Summary and Research Methodology on their website and for further disclosures check out FSP disclosure link

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Goodwin Investment ranked as one of the top 20 Financial Advisors in Alpharetta by Expertise.com for 2022 and 2023. We did not pay to be included in the nomination and selection process. Expertise.com has specific selection criteria for this award including community, awards, reviews and they call each company as a potential client. You can view their selection process in detail by clicking the link below.

Expertise.com Selection Process