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Eric Park

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:08 pm

 Eric Park began his investment and financial career in 1981. In 1994 Eric co-founded and was for the first twelve years President of his own firm. In 2013 Eric and George Meyer opened an office for LPL Financial in Washington, MO. Eric was a member of the Missouri State Commission charged with regulatory oversight of credit unions. He served as President of the Board for the Department of Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri. Publications such as FORTUNE magazine and the St. Louis Post Dispatch have quoted Eric on various financial and investment matters. Eric is a 2005 Registered Representative Magazine “Outstanding Broker of The Year” and a 2007 Research Magazine inductee to their “Advisors Hall of Fame.” Eric is listed as one of Reuters’ “Top Advisors” 2008.” In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 St. Louis Magazine included him in their regional listing of “Five Star Wealth Managers.” 

Eric’s professional credentials include CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, Certified Fund Specialist and Licensed Registered Representative/Financial Consultant with LPL Financial. He has an Associates degree in Economics from ECC and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He has two Master Degrees, one in Finance and Management and the second one in Personal Financial Planning. Eric has a PhD from the University of Missouri. Eric has a postgraduate certificate in ERISA & Retirement Plans; is an IRA & Pension Distribution Specialist and a member of the American Society of Pension Professional and Actuaries. Eric also recently completed the testing and training process to achieve the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary to allow for more fully partnering with companies and their 401k plans. 

Eric is involved with several charities and was 2011/2012 District Governor for Rotary International. Eric travels the world volunteering with organizations establishing micro-credit programs to help people raise themselves out of poverty. 

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  • Candidates must have served a minimum of 15 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession. (Research Magazine “Advisors Hall of Fame” award)
  • To be considered for the list, advisors were asked to complete an online survey regarding the metrics of their practice. The submissions were tabulated and grouped by geographic regions. Quantitative criteria, including multi-year growth of average assets per client, were used to benchmark advisors in categories including location, assets under management, and niche client focus such as professions, language and average client net-worth. ( Reuters’ “Top Advisors” award)
  • The 2012 award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Prior to 2012, award was based on client satisfaction. Respondents evaluated criteria such as customer service, expertise, value for fee charge and overall satisfaction. The overall score is based on average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client’s experience. (“Five Star Wealth Managers” awards)