C. Shane Gurganus, AIF®

C. Shane Gurganus, AIF®

Financial Planner

Shane joined the firm at Capitol Financial Solutions in 2003, after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing.

Shane holds the following licenses and designations to help serve your needs:

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF® )
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2016-20171
  • CLTC Designation certifying him in Long Term Care, Effective since 2005
  • Series 6 Securities License
  • Series 63 Securities License
  • Series 65 Securities License
  • Series 7 Securities License
  • Life/Health Insurance Licenses
  • Long Term Care Insurance License
  • Million Dollar Round Table Qualifier (2008, 2010-2018)2
  • Signator Investors ACE Qualifier3

 1The FIVE STAR Wealth Manager list is created by Crescendo Business Services LLC (dba Five Star Professional). It includes less than 14% of 949 wealth managers in the Charlotte area in 2017.; 26% of 873 in 2016.

Award candidates are identified by one of three sources; firm nomination, peer nomination or prequalification. Wealth managers were evaluated across ten criteria: (a) Credentialed as an investment advisory representative or a registered investment advisor; (b) Actively employed as a credential professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; (c) Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; (d) Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; (e) Accepting new clients; (f) One-year client retention rate; (g) Five-year client retention rate; (h) Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; (i) Number of client households served; (j) Educational and professional designations. Favorable and unfavorable evaluations are included in the score.

The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients' assets. 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. The inclusion of the 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 the magazine. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers, however, award winners may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. Five Star Professional is not an advisory firm.

2Qualifying membership in the MDRT is based on minimum sales production requirements and gross business generated within a year. Each MDRT status designation is granted for one year only. All members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the Million Dollar Round Table.

 3Achieving Client Excellence Award (ACE) was granted by former broker-dealer Signator Investors, Inc. and the John Hancock family of companies. The ACE award is granted to the top 250 advisors each year based on total weighted premium from the sale of both proprietary and non-proprietary protection and wealth products. No other factors are considered.  Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation.