The Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Janus announced that the 2009 deadline for entries for the Financial Frontiers Awards is March 3, 2009. Fees for entries are $25 for FPA members and $35 for nonmembers.
The Financial Frontiers Awards program "promotes advanced research that expands the body of knowledge in wealth management and financial planning." The awards are open to all financial planners, investment consultants, registered representatives, registered investment advisors, bankers, accountants, educators, students, attorneys, and practitioners from the insurance field and trust and estate planning firms, and topics for research papers could include, but are not limited to, investments, practice management, retirement planning, general financial planning, and trust and estate planning. All winning papers are published in FPA's Journal of Financial Planning. Professionals in the financial services field, such as practitioners, academicians and corporate representatives, are invited to serve on the Financial Frontiers Awards judges' panel in 2009 as well. Judges will be selected and assigned to two levels of review after a thorough evaluation of all applications by Janus and FPA. Judges will be recognized for their participation and contribution to the awards program.
The winners for the 2008 competition were James Shambo's "The Hedonic Pleasure Index TM: An Enhanced Model for Spending Inflation" and Richard Kahler's "Who Is Planning for the Planner? Becoming Consumers of Our Profession."
To learn more, visit www.financialfrontiersawards.org/.