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30337 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Suspension
Keyword(s): Failure to Notify CFP Board; Suitability
Standard(s) Violated: Article 500-2; 400-3; 400-1; Article 3(g); Article 3(b); Article 3(a); 703; 607; 202; 201
Matter Type(s): FINRA Arbitration; Arbitration; Failure to Disclose to CFP Board
Decision Date: 02/01/2018
Summary: Whether a CFP® professional (“Respondent”) violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct when he: (1) made unsuitable investments on behalf of his client—resulting in an overconcentration of the client’s principal— which was in contradiction to the client’s risk tolerance and investment goals; and (2) failed to disclose the related FINRA arbitration settlement to CFP Board. 

29246 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Suspension
Keyword(s): Fiduciary Duty; Misrepresentation; Commission/Compensation; Conflict of Interest; Professional Discipline; Suitability; Securities Laws Violation
Standard(s) Violated: Article 4.5; 2.1; 2.2(a); 2.2(b); 4.3; 1.4; Article 3(d)
Matter Type(s): Other Professional Discipline
Decision Date: 10/01/2018
Summary:

Whether a CFP® professional violated CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct by making material misstatements and omissions to their clients while recommending that the clients invest in what was found to be a Ponzi-like investment scheme.


30507 – Anonymous Case History
Decision: Delay---Petition; Petition-for-Consideration---Denied
Keyword(s): Petition-for-Consideration; Unauthorized-use-of-CFP-Marks; Fraud-Other; Misrepresentation
Standard(s) Violated: Article Fitness-Standards
Matter Type(s): Unauthorized-use-of-CFP-Marks; Civil Suit; Customer-Complaints
Decision Date: 06/12/2018
Summary:

Whether a CFP® applicant (“Respondent”) failed to meet CFP Board’s Fitness Standards when: (1) She misrepresented the cost of various insurance policies, and engaged in misleading sales tactics to convince clients to purchase insurance plans; and (2) her firm used CFP® marks on the Respondent’s firm profile page before Respondent was certified.


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