President, Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) - Lewisville Main Office
“My career passion is to help you reach a point that you feel 100% secure in knowing your financial matters are in order.”
Kris Maksimovich was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated from Oakville Sr. High School. Though calling the Dallas area home since 1999, he remains a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. He and his wife currently live in Lewisville, Texas with their three sons. On weekends, they can be found boating in Cedar Creek Lake or at one of their sons many sporting events.
In 2008, Kris formed Global Wealth Advisors (GWA) to meet independence from “in-house” products for his clients, who are typically seeking advanced solutions to complex financial situations. Whether a client’s goal is wealth preservation, asset protection, retirement income distribution, funding a college education, business succession, estate planning or a combination of these, Kris provides cutting-edge financial planning strategies using his proprietary 3P Planning Approach©. Since it was founded, GWA has continued to thrive and expand with offices Texas and Pennsylvania.
Kris is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor ™, Certified Retirement Counselor, and has passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ certification exam. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network ® and is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Prior to GWA Kris provided retirement income and estate planning at Lincoln Financial Advisors and financial planning at American Express Financial Advisors, where he was named National New Advisor of the Year.
Kris has been named to the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2021. The list was published on Forbes.com. The 2021 ranking of the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors1 list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, 32,725 advisors were considered, and 5,000 (13.3 percent of candidates) were recognized. The full methodology2 that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available here.
Kris has been named to the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2020. The list was published on Forbes.com, and a condensed listing is available in the February issue of the magazine. The 2020 ranking of the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors1 list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, 32,000 advisors were considered, and 4,000 (12.5 percent of candidates) were recognized. The full methodology2 that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available here.
Kris is a nine-year recipient of the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager award. FIVE STAR Wealth Managers are selected by their peers as satisfying objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients in the market region. In 2021 less than 8 percent of wealth managers in Dallas, Texas, have been named to the list3.
Kris is recognized as a Leaders Level advisor for 2020—a distinction based on annual production attained by just six percent of financial advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network. Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps Global Wealth Advisors process investment transactions on their client’s behalf, recognizes Leaders Level advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Leaders Level advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.
Kris was voted Best of D Magazine Top Wealth Managers in Dallas: To be considered for the list, firms must have a minimum AUM of $50 million and a per client average AUM of $750K; a client retention rate of 93% for the last two years; no current disciplinary actions; at least five years of experience; and, they must be fee-based or act as a fiduciary for client assets they manage. In 2017, 50 firms were up for consideration and 25 were named to the list (or 50% of nominated firms). This award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit: www.dmagazine.com
1 Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.
2 This recognition and the due-diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Winners are organized and ranked by state. Some states may have more advisors than others. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you.
3 Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 4,007 Dallas-Fort Worth wealth managers were considered for the award; 309 (8 percent of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2020: 4,374 considered, 335 named; 2019: 3,899 considered, 393 named; 2018: 3,851 considered, 338 named; 2017: 2,730 considered, 382 named; 2016: 2,471 considered, 678 named; 2015: 2,862 considered, 684 named; 2014: 5,080 considered, 621 named; 2013: 3,834 considered, 698 named. These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com