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Missouri lawmaker says don't worry, law won't curb use of CFP designation

June 27, 2018

A Missouri state lawmaker is trying to reassure certified financial planners that a bill recently signed into law won't curb use of the CFP credential. Rep. Derek Grier, a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, was the author...

New adviser credential hones accumulation skills

December 12, 2017

There is no question that the wealth management industry is changing. The question for financial advisers is how do they differentiate themselves in a post-fiduciary environment with robo-advisers nipping at their heels? Perhaps it's time to...

New master's degree to teach advisers financial life planning skills

July 26, 2017

Golden Gate University is introducing a new master's program focused on financial life planning and it requires students to have attained more than just a bachelor's degree to begin. They also must have passed the Certified Financial Planner...

Raymond James scores a duo from Wells Fargo Advisors

December 28, 2016

Raymond James & Associates has recruited a Westport, Conn.,-based advisory duo from Wells Fargo Advisors. Lynn Grossman and her business partner, Brian Vieira, managed more than $230 million at Wells Fargo and will now be working under the leadership...

CFP Board swings for fences with World Series ads

November 3, 2016

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were not the only ones swinging for the fences in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night — so was the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. The Fox telecast, the highest-rated baseball...

IMCA and Yale team up to offer the group's trademark accreditation

September 30, 2016

The Investment Management Consultants Association, IMCA, has joined forces with the Yale School of Management to deliver the association's trademark accreditation. The partnership with Yale University will enable IMCA members to study online...

FPA nudged CFP Board to drop its automatic $25 donation

May 26, 2016

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. is passionate about its new Center for Financial Planning, which it says is addressing issues that will determine the future of the profession. Now it's trying to figure out how to fund...

DOL fiduciary rule compliance a worry for fee-only financial planners

May 22, 2016

Fee-only advisers already follow the spirit of the Labor Department's new best-interest rule on retirement advice, but they are worried about additional compliance hoops they'll need to jump through to show regulators they are fiduciaries. A...

REITs to get own classification on major indices

May 10, 2016

Coming this August, major market indices will give REITs their own classification called "real estate." REITs currently are bundled inside of “financials." There's a growing consensus that pursuing a CFA instead of an MBA makes more economic...

CFP Board to undergo review of standards

December 16, 2015

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is conducting a review of its standards of professional conduct, and has formed a commission to perform the evaluation and recommend any changes it deems necessary, the organization announced...

Not a born salesperson? Don't worry, prospecting can be taught

December 15, 2015

Prospecting new clients is always a priority for financial advisory firms with aggressive growth goals, and those that are training individuals to develop this important skill even before they become lead advisers are finding the most success....

Danger, Will Robinson! Will robots take over the financial advice industry?

December 8, 2015

The future of the financial advice industry will inevitably involve a lot of technology, but robo-advice platforms will not replace the human touch of a good adviser. That was among the top themes on Tuesday in Miami at the kick-off of the MarketCounsel...

Who earns what?

October 17, 2015

Below is a snapshot. For more information, visit, where you can also benchmark staffing levels, compensation and income statement data based on certifications, firm size or firm type. SALARY BY POSITION...

Which adviser designations yield the highest pay?

September 8, 2015

The extra sweat it takes to earn a chartered financial analyst credential apparently pays off for financial advisers in terms of added compensation. Lead financial advisers who have attained a CFA designation earned on average a median $147,743...

I took the test, I talked the talk. Now you can call me a CFP!

July 21, 2015

I didn't think this day would ever come, but on July 15, I received an email from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. that said: “Congratulations! You are now a certified financial planner.” I completed the financial...

Judge throws out Camarda case against CFP Board

July 7, 2015

A federal court has thrown out a controversial lawsuit against the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. that centered on how the organization allows designation holders to define their compensation. In a July 6 order, U.S. District...

7 signs an adviser measures up to a professional standard of care

May 5, 2015

Thirty years ago, the fiduciary movement began to take root. No one held a press conference, it just happened. That's the thing about movements: you really don't have a sense that one has started until enough time has passed that you can look...

Vanguard, Goldman Sachs agree that advisers face tall order in picking alts fund managers

April 29, 2015

There may be no two investment firms more different than Vanguard and Goldman Sachs. But the two have found a note of harmony. In separate presentations to financial advisers — and potential clients — at a conference in Las Vegas, investment...

Regulation is only part of the solution

April 12, 2015

Recently I spoke on a panel in Australia with Joel Cohen, the prosecuting attorney depicted in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Mr. Cohen, the other panelists and I were asked how our industry — particularly holistic advisory professionals...

Alternative investing education grows in stride with fast-growing liquid alts space

April 2, 2015

At the one-year mark, the online course focusing on the basics of alternative investing is migrating across the financial advice industry, according to the Investment Management Consultants Association and the Chartered Alternative Investment...

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