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31119 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Suspension
Keyword(s): Fraud Related to Professional Activity; Continuing Education Violation; Misrepresentation
Standard(s) Violated: Article 2.1; 6.2; Article 3(g); 6.5
Matter Type(s): Case Developed By Staff
Decision Date: 10/01/2018
Summary:

Whether a CFP® professional violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he falsely self-reported to CFP Board that he had completed more than 30 Continuing Education (“CE”) courses providing approximately 80 hours of credits during three CE reporting. 


30274 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Keyword(s): Commission/Compensation
Standard(s) Violated: Article 2.1
Matter Type(s): Other
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he twice represented his compensation method as “fee-only” on CFP Board’s “Find a CFP® Professional” search tool even though he: (a) was a licensed broker who is entitled to receive commissions; (b) was an insurance producer licensed to sell insurance products for commissions until September 2015; (c) earned commissions during the relevant period from September 2013 through July 2015; and (d) referred clients to related parties who earn commissions on product sales.

29696 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Private Censure
Keyword(s): Fee-Only; Disclosure to Clients
Standard(s) Violated: Article 2.1
Matter Type(s): Other
Decision Date: 10/30/2015
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he represented his compensation method as “fee-only” while having active appoints as an insurance agent and related parties were earning commission compensation.

30258 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Private Censure
Keyword(s): Commission/Compensation
Standard(s) Violated: Article 2.1
Matter Type(s): Other
Decision Date: 02/28/2017
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he twice represented his compensation method as “fee-only” on CFP Board’s “Find a CFP® Professional” search tool while he had two related partiers that were entitled to receive commissions.

30279 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Private Censure
Keyword(s): Commission/Compensation
Standard(s) Violated: Article Article 3(a); 2.1
Matter Type(s): Other
Decision Date: 03/02/2017
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when she misrepresented her compensation method as “fee-only” on CFP Board’s “Find a CFP® professional” search tool due to the following: a) Respondent is licensed and appointed to sell insurance which entitles her to receive commissions; and b) Respondent’s related party, her employer ABC, receives or is entitled to receive commissions through divisions that sell mortgages, securities, and insurance.

30262 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Letter of Admonition
Keyword(s): Settlement; Fee-Only
Standard(s) Violated: Article Article 3(a); 2.1
Matter Type(s): Case Developed By Staff
Decision Date: 02/01/2018
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he represented on CFP Board’s “Find a CFP® Professional” site that he was “Fee-Only” when, in actuality, he sold insurance for commission and was otherwise registered to accept commission payments from insurance agencies and his broker dealer.   

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