June 23, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition (FPC) today delivered a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), accompanied by a petition signed by more than 5,200 financial planners, urging the SEC to apply a fiduciary standard to anyone providing personalized investment advice to retail clients.
June 22, 2011 – Investor education needs to greatly improve and should incorporate the value of comprehensive financial planning, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. wrote in a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
June 21, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces public disciplinary actions against the following individuals’ right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately or on the date noted in each case.
June 16, 2011 – A national opinion poll conducted in June 2011 by KRC Research for CFP Board found Americans with a plan are more optimistic and willing to contribute to the economy.
June 7, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is holding its Program Directors Conference on August 11-12 in Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2011 – According to Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, summer revelers can still have a relaxing vacation away from home by using creative financial planning to save money and have a great time.
April 19, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission staff has provided Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. with a "No Action" letter stating that Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), broker-dealers and their representatives would not be in violation of Regulation S-P and therefore, would not face SEC enforcement action, for sharing information with CFP Board relating to customer complaints.
April 14, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. today kicked-off its “Let’s Make a Plan” Public Awareness Campaign, designed to help educate Americans about the importance of sound financial planning and raise awareness about the significance of the CFP® certification and the need for competent and ethical financial planning.
April 5, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that Philip L. Fazio, CFP® has been appointed as Chair of its Council on Examinations.
April 5, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that Kacy Gott, CFP® has been appointed as Chair of its Council on Education.
March 29, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today called on
Congress – particularly the new majority in the House – to support the Securities and Exchange
Commission’s (SEC) efforts to establish a fiduciary standard of care and provide full funding
authority for the agency to ensure investors are protected from potential Bernie Madoff-like
March 17, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has hired Joseph V. Maugeri, CFP® as Director of Business Development, a critical position to help the organization strengthen and enhance its connections within the financial services industry.
March 16, 2011 – The Nominating Committee of CFP Board seeks individuals to serve on CFP Board's Board of Directors beginning in January 2012. The deadline for submitting a completed application form is June 17, 2011.
March 15, 2011 – Tax season is in full bloom and Americans are up to their elbows in statements, receipts and 1099s. The IRS tells us it will only take an hour or so to fill out our 1040s, but they clearly have not factored in the time it takes us to sort through – let alone find – our financial information. Thoughts of a giant post–April 15th bonfire may come to mind, but before you light the match, consider another, more sensible way to handle your finances.
February 22, 2011 – As many Americans have found during the economic crisis, having savings means peace of mind and financial security. But as a new survey shows, more needs to be done to encourage people to save, even if a little at a time.
February 15, 2011 – CFP Board announces public disciplinary actions against the following individuals’ right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately.
February 8, 2011 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples rush to find the right ways to say “I love you.” What they might not realize is it takes financial compatibility to sustain a healthy, long-term romantic relationship. In fact, money is the number one cause of relationship trouble in the United States. CFP Board's Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP® has some timely advice on how to strengthen a relationship and stop trouble before it starts – at least when it comes to money.
January 22, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today commended the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff study for recommending that the fiduciary
standard of care should be extended to broker-dealers who provide personalized investment
January 20, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today welcomed the release of the report by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on enhancing over investment adviser examinations and voiced strong support for the retention of continued oversight of investment advisers. The Coalition expressed concerns over the options presented in the SEC report that would outsource the SEC’s oversight responsibility.
January 18, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today responded to the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the regulation of financial planners. In its study, which was called for as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the GAO found significant evidence of consumer confusion surrounding the regulation and legal obligations of financial planners.