In 2009, CFP Board assembled a Business Model Working Group to discuss the application of CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct to specific situations and business models. This Working Group, comprised of representatives of nearly two dozen financial service firms that employ or contract with CFP® professionals, identified specific scenarios where additional guidance from CFP Board would be helpful. Following the Working Group’s discussions, CFP Board has developed the following multimedia presentations to assist CFP® professionals in understanding and complying with CFP Board’s Standards.
Understanding CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct: Timing of Disclosures
Many CFP® professionals have questions about the disclosure requirements contained in CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct. Scenario TOD 1 looks at what CFP® professionals should disclose to clients, how to make the disclosures and when.