Ratings Needed For Endless List of Adviser Certifications: CFP Board

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Ratings Needed For Endless List of Adviser Certifications: CFP Board

Aug 21, 2012

Urges Consumer Bureau to Devise System to Rank Designations

In a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB], the CFP Board noted that "senior investors are particularly vulnerable to confusion about professional designations and certifications."

[CFP Board] is scrutinizing the alphabet soup of credentials that purport to offer advisers special instruction for counseling senior citizens. As it considers its next policy move, the [CFPB] is sifting through more than 600 comments it received since June 14, when it asked the public to say whether senior adviser certifications are useful or misleading. Read more >

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Liz Skinner
August 21, 2012

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