Public Policy

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Public Policy Issues

CFP Board’s Policy Center allows you to stay up-to-date on CFP Board’s involvement in legislative and regulatory issues affecting the financial planning profession.  

Regulation of Financial Planners

CFP Board supports legislative reform that would require financial service providers who hold themselves out to consumers as "financial planners" to meet competency standards and to provide financial planning services under a fiduciary standard of care.
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Fiduciary Standard

CFP Board supports Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) adoption of a rule to extend the fiduciary standard of care to broker-dealers who provide personalized investment advice to retail clients.
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Investment Adviser Oversight

CFP Board supports Congressional authorization for the SEC to collect reasonable user fees from investment advisers to increase the frequency of adviser examinations and better protect investors.
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Financial Planning Coalition

CFP Board, the Financial Planning Association®, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors are working together as the Financial Planning Coalition to pursue consumer protection and industry reform.

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