The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ Board has extended the compliance date for its new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct to June 30, 2020, to coincide with the compliance date of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest.
The CFP Board’s fiduciary ethics standards, however, will still become effective on Oct. 1, 2019.
“In order to best benefit the public, the Board wants CFP professionals to have time to adjust to the new Code and Standards,” said Board Chair Susan John on Monday.
“By setting this enforcement date, we are ensuring they have ample time to modify their policies, adapt systems and be in alignment with the new rules. With these new standards, CFP professionals will be required to provide clients with fiduciary financial advice at all times,” John explained.
She noted that that none of the Code and Standards themselves had changed.