Much of the board's policy work comes under the aegis of the Financial Planning Coalition, an organization formed in January 2009 that includes the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, as well as the CFP Board. The groups banded together in the coalition in a bid to establish a unified voice for the financial-planning sector, working to distinguish and elevate the profession while ensuring fiduciary accountability and consistent regulation.
"A hallmark of what we do in public policy is we try to put together like-minded, aligned organizations on policy issues to strengthen the voice that we bring to the Hill or to the SEC or to wherever," [Marilyn] Mohrman-Gillis, [CFP Board's managing director of public policy and communication,] said. "Relatively early on, looking at how do we speak to Congress and to regulatory agencies with one clear voice on behalf of the public related to financial-planning issues, we wanted to enlist the cooperation and collaboration of our partners at the Financial Planning Association and NAPFA." Read more >
October 31, 2012