Elam Wright

Wins 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award!

3 Year Winner


First Vice President-Investment Officer
Wells Fargo Advisors
909 Fannin St Ste 1200
Ste 1200
Houston, TX 77010
Office: 713-853-2403
Mobile: 713-870-9342
bill.wrightiii@wfadvisors.com
License: 1899435

ACCREDITATIONS & AWARDS:

  • 3-year Five Star Professional
  • Five Star Wealth Manager 2012 – 2015
  • Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award, The President’s Council on Service and Participation
  • National Service Award for Outstanding Leadership, American Diabetes Association
  • Distinguished Alum Award, Texas State University
  • Board of Regents, Texas State University System 1979 – 1985

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I Have the Experience and the Platform to Provide Solutions for Every Financial Aspect of My Clients’ Lives

I have been a financial advisor for more than 25 years. During that time I have had the benefit of receiving advanced finance and investment training from some of highest rated firms and professionals in the financial services industry. I have a number of professional registrations and licenses. I have been recognized on occasions for my achievements in the fiduciary assistance services sector, including being designated a Five Star Wealth Manager for the last three years by Five Star Professional and as a Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. I provide a comprehensive set of financial services including investment planning and also debt/credit solutions through affiliates, wealth preservation strategies and fiduciary assistance (services offered through our Wells Fargo affiliates). I have the Experience and Platform to Provide Strategies for Every Financial Aspect of My Clients’ Lives.

  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Professional achievement and recognition
  • Comprehensive preservation strategies

Specialties and Interests

  • Former United States Marine, Vietnam Combat Veteran
  • Former chair, American Diabetes Association, Gulf Coast
  • Former chair, Lupus Foundation
  • Former board member, Texas Special Olympics
  • Former board member, Houston Zoo
  • Former board member, Houston Public Media NPR/PBS

The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.


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. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry 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 customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] 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 filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. 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. 1,763 Houston wealth managers were considered for the award; 437 (25 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.