Notice to CFP- Professionals- Importance of Accurate Compensation Disclosures

For CFP® Professionals


Notice to CFP® Professionals: Importance of Accurate Compensation Disclosures

On August 7, 2013, CFP Board issued a notice to CFP® professionals regarding the importance of compensation disclosures to clients.  The Notice provides an important reminder that CFP® professionals are required to disclose to clients and prospective clients information concerning the CFP® professional’s compensation.  The purpose of the Notice is to remind CFP® professionals of both the scope of the term “compensation” and the obligation to make accurate disclosures of compensation methods on all public websites, including on related-party websites, public search engines, and public disclosure forms, including Form ADV.  Disclosures of compensation methods must remain accurate throughout each client relationship. 

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