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Houston Five Star award winner


Ann Hauser Laufman

3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77046
Office: 713-993-0687

Professional Approach

Helping individuals and business owners plan for their prosperous financial future is second nature for Ann. Whether it is guiding individuals through retirement, pension planning, wealth management and estate planning, running the Financial Planning Program for a prestigious credit union or putting on a mentoring event for 600 businesses, Ann Hauser Laufman exudes a vivacious energy and passion for the financial planning industry.

Ann received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional designation from Rice University and her Certified Long Term Care Specialist and Certified Family Business Specialist designations from the American College. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, Ann’s focus is acting in her client’s best interests.

 Ann has been continually recognized in the financial planning industry and was the first women in her agency’s 100-year history to be awarded “Agent of the Year” in 2006 & 2010. She was also named the 2009-2010 “Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Professional Women. Ann’s diligence and love for the financial industry has been acknowledged through various financial publications. She has been quoted in Forbes Magazine, featured in the Wall Street Journal, and featured in Texas Monthly as a 11-time consecutive winner of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award. *


Ann Hauser Laufman is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. ( Supervisory Office: 3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77046. Phone: (713) 402-3800. CA Insurance License Number 0E346267

* The FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award is granted by Five Star Professional, an independent marketing firm. This award is not indicative of future performance and is based on nominations by industry professionals in a given market area and objective criteria including favorable regulatory and complaint history, reviews conducted by the firm, retention rates, and client assets.


Five Star Wealth Manager award winner eleven years in a row (2012 – 2022)


Ann’s Expertise Includes:

Estate and Business Planning
Tax Reduction Strategies
Retirement Accumulation/Distribution
College Funding Strategies
Life Insurance
Pension Distribution/Allocation
Disability and Long Term Care Income Strategies
Social Security Analysis
401(k) Rollover

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Ann Hauser Laufman is a Registered Representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC (  Supervisory office:  3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500, Houston, TX  77046, 713-402-3800.  ALA Financial Group, LLC is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC.

 CA Insurance License #0E34627

*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
This award was issued on July 1, 2022 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award winners may pay for marketing tools, including this advertisement. The award 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 FSP, 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 FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP'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. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The 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 clients? 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 FSP 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 FSP in the future. 3,215 Houston-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 176 (5% of candidates) were named 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2021: 3,133 considered, 173 winners; 2020: 3,219 considered, 174 winners; 2019: 2,992 considered, 209 winners; 2018: 3,114 considered, 218 winners; 2017: 2000 considered, 228 winners; 2016: 1763 considered, 437 winners; 2015: 2289 considered, 408 winners; 2014: 3958 considered, 410 winners; 2013: 3001 considered, 504 winners; 2012: 2105 considered, 425 winners.