Keith Jennings, financial advisor with Paducah Financial Consultants, was recently named one of the Top 50 Financial Consultants in the bank brokerage industry by Bank Investment Consultant magazine.
Paducah Financial Consultants (PFC) is the investment division of Paducah Bank. The advisors at PFC work through LPL Financial, the group’s provider of investment products and support. Each year Bank Investment Consultant magazine recognizes “the best and brightest” among America’s bank brokerage financial advisors. The publication noted that 2010 was a particularly challenging year for financial professionals given the factors of a “stagnant economy, an uncertain political environment, and fears of rising taxes.” The article recognized the struggle within the industry, admitting that many investment professionals have left the profession due to increasing difficulty in the market.
Despite the difficult economic environment of 2010, Keith Jennings, one of the three investment advisors at Paducah Financial Consultants, obviously found innovative ways to assist his clients in their goals of successful financial planning for their current needs and their future aspirations.
Bank Investment Consultant magazine receives nominations from bank investment firms across the country for the annual ranking. The magazine received approximately 100 nominations from LPL Financial alone. Nominations from firms throughout the country numbered in the thousands. Jennings was the only advisor from LPL Financial to be ranked in the Top 50 nationally.
“Keith’s success is largely attributed to his incredible self-discipline, as he involves himself in activities that are directly related to the fulfillment of the goals of his clients,” said George Shaw, manager of Paducah Financial Consultants. “Keith demonstrates a genuine commitment to his clients, which leads to many referrals. And after all, referrals from satisfied clients are the truest testament of quality customer service.”
Keith has been an investment advisor for 11 years. He holds a Series 7 securities license, a Series 66 license as a Registered Investment Advisor, as well as an insurance license. “I enjoy working with clients on retirement income planning and assisting them with preserving irreplaceable savings and capital,” Keith says. “I also enjoy working with business owners and appreciate the many challenges they face in their day-to-day operations as they strive to achieve profitability and make plans for long-term success.”
Keith and his wife Betsy have one son, four-year-old Tate. Keith serves on multiple boards and organizations in the community.
Keith was also ranked among the top 10 percent of LPL advisors for outstanding client service in 2010.