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Our Qualifications

Our professionals are highly educated, have decades of experience, and have been awarded some of the highest designations in the industry. David Shimana is a Five Star Wealth Manager, Certified Wealth Strategist®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, former CPA, and is affiliated with First Allied, an independent broker-dealer.

The Five Star Wealth Manager Award

The Five Star Wealth Management Award is a prestigious designation given to wealth managers that meet 10 objective criteria. The criteria include:

  1. Being credentialed as an investment advisory representative or a registered investment advisor.
  2. Being actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years.
  3. Having a favorable and regulatory and complaint history review.
  4. Having fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards.
  5. Be accepting new clients.
  6. Having a one-year client retention rate
  7. Having a five-year client retention rate.
  8. Considering non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered.
  9. Considering the number of client households served.
  10. Considering education and professional designation.

David has won this selective award for 7 years (every year the award was given in Hawaii): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017 and 2019.*


Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide highlights the professional lives of individuals in different industries, such as business, government, and entertainment. In 2013, David was included for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of financial services. David was honored to receive this recognition from such a prominent publication.

Certified Wealth Strategist®

David is among an elite group of wealth advisors obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation, administered by Cannon Financial Institute. This designation is awarded to those individuals completing a comprehensive program of study surrounding key wealth management issues facing clients today.

Obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation provides financial services professionals with the technical knowledge, practice management processes and the client communication skills needed to create and build a client centric wealth advisory practice.  The primary goal of the Certified Wealth Strategist® practice is to work as an effective partner for their clients with more complex wealth issues. 


October 27, 2021, David M. Shimana has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360, a Broadridge company. The AIF® Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. The designation is the culmination of a rigorous training program, which includes a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor, and agreement to abide by the Center’s Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. On an ongoing basis, completion of continuing education and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards are required to maintain the AIF® Designation.

About Fi360
Fi360, a Broadridge company, is a fiduciary education, training and technology company, helping financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors’ assets. Since 1999, the firm has provided financial professionals with the tools necessary to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Fi360 is the home of the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation, the Fiduciary Focus Toolkit™ and the Fi360 Fiduciary Score®.

2023 Financial Advisor IQ Leadership Council

David joins a diverse community of advisors focused on sharing input that fuels research to help professionals strengthen their practices. Financial Advisor IQ is a resource from the Financial Times that connects advisors with daily news and a network of industry content from leading fund firms. Learn more about the Financial Advisor IQ Leadership Council.

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First Allied Securities

Through our affiliation with First Allied, we seek to offer the objectivity of working with an independent wealth advisor combined with the stability and strength of the world’s financial markets and a wealth of investment resources. First Allied is one of the leading full-service independent brokerage firms in the nation.

David Shimana was featured in the December 2023 issue of Proactive advisor Magazine

David Shimana was featured in the December 2023 issue of Proactive advisor Magazine

*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 registered 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 registration 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. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager Award list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by any client nor are they representative of any one client's evaluation. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. 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 Listing in this publication and/or award is not a guarantee of future investment success. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client. No compensation was provided directly or indirectly by the recipient for participation or in connection with obtaining or using the third-party rating or award."