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CFP Board Says Its Certification More than a Sheaf of Paper

Jul 31, 2012

Do advisory firms and investors prefer advisors who have earned CFP® [certification]?.

"For many years, CFP Board has heard that CFP® professionals had a leg up over their peers - this research proves that indeed they do," said Tom Crowder, CFP Board's managing director for marketing and business development, during a press telephone conference call this morning. "We can definitely say now today that Aite Group's study validates that CFP® certification enhances client relationships as well as advisor and financial firm success," Crowder says. Read more >

Financial Advisor
Jim McConville
July 31, 2012

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Did You Know?

Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call himself a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
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