From the August 2007 issue of Investment Advisor • Subscribe!

Group Think

The Financial Planning Association named E. Denby Brandon as the recipient of the 2007 P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, which recognizes an FPA member who has made outstanding contributions to the planning profession. Brandon, who with his father founded Brandon Organizations in Memphis in 1952, has been a member of FPA and its predecessor organizations since 1982, was an original member of the CFP Board, serving as chairman in 1989, and was the first chairman of the CFP International Council in 1992. With Oliver Welch of Atlanta, Brandon wrote A History of the Financial Planning Movement, slated for publication in 2008...

The CFP Board has invited the public to attend a free Financial Planning Clinic, this year on August 4, 2007, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The event will bring together more than 150 certified financial planners from around the country who will answer consumers' financial questions for no cost...

In a study released June 27, the Tax Foundation laid out what the Foundation called a revenue-neutral plan to restore the Alternative Minimum Tax to its original role. Foundation Special Report No. 157, by economist Gerald Prante, calls for four tax-cutting provisions and four expansions of taxable income that offset each other...

The American College has named I. David Cohen as the national spokesperson for The American College's LUTC Fellow (LUTCF) and Financial Services Specialist (FSS) designation programs. Cohen's service in the financial services industry began in 1958; he is currently an adjunct professor of insurance and practice management at the College.

Ten U.S. long-term care (LTC) insurance providers have joined forces to increase awareness and sales of LTC protection during the month of November, in conjunction with the 2007 Long-Term Care Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) November 4-10. ...

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