The 2013 IA 25: Advisor Advocates and Regulators
Since the financial crisis, advisors have had to defend their businesses from wary consumers, overzealous legislators and sometimes even other advisors whose unscrupulous actions would cast good advisors in the same shadow as bad advisors.
Why the CFP Board’s Proposal to Offer CE Is Wrong
In the first in a series of posts on the CFP Board’s proposal, an argument (from planners themselves) as to why it’s not a good idea and a look at the current, somewhat woeful, state of continuing education for CFPs.
Publish and Perish?
Do we really need another book about financial planning?
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
CFPB Calls for ‘Rigorous’ Standards for Senior Designations
The CFPB told Congress, the SEC and state regulators that the alphabet soup of “senior designations”—more than 50—confuses older Americans and that a three-pronged approach is needed to protect the elderly from fraud.
Top 10 Ways to Stop Elder Financial Scams
CFP Board consumer advocate Eleanor Blayney describes 10 common situations in which older Americans are vulnerable to financial abuse and offers advice to guard against it.
TD’s Schweiss Keeps Tabs on Hot-Button Regulatory Issues
Far from “dying on the vine,” the SEC fiduciary issue will remain in play, TD's Skip Schweiss says.
CFP Board Seeks Further Review of Proposed CE Rules
The Board announced that while there were no forthcoming changes to the CE requirements for CFP certification, the Board was seeking further review of previously proposed changes before making any modifications.
CFP Board Chairman Goldfarb’s Resignation Raises Questions
It was an unexpected—and shocking—announcement: Alan Goldfarb, chair of the CFP Board’s board of directors, resigned in early November along with two members of the Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC).
In Shakeup, FPA Outsources Washington Lobbying Efforts
Restructuring is part of an overall plan to focus on planner group’s strategic vision being put in place by new CEO Lauren Schadle.