Joseph Fox
Joseph Fox, CLU, ChFC, CLTC
Senior Partner

Phone: 612.617.6061
Minneapolis, MN »
North Star Professional Center
2701 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fax: 612.256.3061


Joe has earned a reputation for providing comprehensive and dependable financial guidance to individuals, business clients, friends, family and associates on a variety of financial concerns.

Joe has been advising clients since 1988. Throughout the past 30 plus years he has helped hundreds of people work toward financial security and confidence. His well‐rounded approach to investment and risk management begins with listening to his clients’ needs, goals and dreams and then creating long‐term strategies for financial security.


  • ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant)
  • CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter)
  • CLTC® (Certified in Long Term Care)

Professional Achievements and Awards

  • Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals®
  • Five Star Wealth Manager 2014-2019

Community Involvement

Joe is very involved in several charities, including Bikes for Kids, a program which gives away bikes and helmets to underprivileged children during the holidays.

Work with Joe

If you want to make the commitment to your retirement and estate planning, send Joe an email at Joe.Fox@northstarfinancial.com and let him know your top financial priorities or concerns. Then, if you’re ready to get started, you can book an initial conversation to get you on the path to financial security.

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Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

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. 3,504 Twin Cities-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 671 (19 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers

Joe is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.

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Joseph’s Support Team

Laura DentName: Laura Dent
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 612.617.6156

Caroline DolneyName: Caroline Dolney
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 612.617.6057

Patsy MaloneyName: Patsy Maloney
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 612.617.6165


North Star Professional Center
2701 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414