We are proud to announce that Jeremy Blum has been named to the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking for 2022.*

In addition, Jeremy has been recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2022 - the eighth year in a row.*

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The CFP® certification process, administered by CFP® Board, identifies to the public that those individuals who have been authorized to use the CFP® certification marks have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professionals must pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Examination, agree to abide by CFP® Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility which puts clients' interests first and abide by the Financial Planning Practice Standards which spell out what clients should be able to reasonably expect from the planning engagement. These are just some of the reasons why the CFP® certification is becoming increasingly recognized.


Private Investment Management (PIM) Portfolio Manager

Jeremy is a PIM Portfolio Manager. The Wells Fargo Advisors' Financial Advisor Directed PIM Program is designed for those Financial Advisors who are dedicated to the business of portfolio management while providing a personal and professional approach. To help ensure the applicant is properly qualified to be a portfolio manager within a discretionary, open-architecture platform, the criteria for entry into the PIM program are more stringent than most other programs.

*The PIM program is not designated for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be suitable for all investors.  Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services.  The minimum account size for this program is $50,000.

Wells Fargo Advisors Premier Advisor

Jeremy has been named a Wells Fargo Advisors Premier Advisor from 2011-2021. The Premier Advisor distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production based on either of the past two years, and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.


Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor

Jeremy Blum has been recognized as being named the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking for 2022. The Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

Five Star Wealth Manager Award

Jeremy has earned the Five Star Wealth Manager Award for Orange County, CA in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as published in Orange Coast Magazine.*


*Five Star winners do not pay to win or to be considered for the award. Professionals showing up in Featured Results, however, may have paid a fee to appear there.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a 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 this publication. 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. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 2,398 Orange County-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 144 (6% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2020: 2,320 considered, 152 winners; 2019: 2,469 considered, 187 winners; 2018: 2,423 considered, 144 winners; 2017: 1,790 considered, 280 winners; 2016: 1,383 considered, 312 winners; 2015: 2010 considered, 351 winners; 2014: 3,489 considered, 302 winners; 2013: 2,293 considered, 415 winners; 2012: 1,760 considered, 255 winners.

* The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.


"At Blum Wealth Management Group, we believe that wealth isn’t about luck or overnight success; it’s the result of a plan designed to allow you to accumulate wealth day after day, year after year... In our opinion, this can be the difference between being set for now, and being set for life."

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