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CFP Board Elects Jack Brod as Chairman

Jack Brod, who was head of U.S. sales and distribution for RIAs, broker-dealers and banks at Vanguard before retiring, has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of...

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Commonwealth Financial Network, Edward Jones, Raymond James and Cambridge Investment Research have once again received high grades on J.D. Power’s annual study of advisor satisfaction. So reports Financial Planning.

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The American Institute of CPAs has just created its own Personal Financial Planning Certificates Program, which includes five certificates that are specific to the main areas of personal financial planning...

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Kimberly Pine Kitts, who was formerly an advisor in the Cape Cod area, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with of stealing more than $3 million from clients’ investment and retirement accounts. So reports Think Advisor.

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Jack Brod, who was head of U.S. sales and distribution for RIAs, broker-dealers and banks at Vanguard before retiring, has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. So reports Financial Advisor Magazine.

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The New York State Department of Financial Services implemented a “best interest” standard for advisors who sell life insurance and annuity products. So reports NAPA.

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Private equity firm Genstar has purchased a majority stake of Cetera for roughly $1.7 billion, which has put an end to speculation that the broker-dealer will be rolled into a rival firm, such as the Advisor Group or LPL Financial. So reports Financial Planning.

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The MSCI Emerging Markets Index generated a negative 6.51% return for the first six month of this year.

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Advisor often encourage their clients who are business owners to draft succession plans, but many advisors have failed to do the same for their own businesses. So reports InsuranceNetNews.

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Financial services firms have been complacent in developing digital marketing programs, but fee pressure and increased competition could change that. So reports Forbes.

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SEC Charges Advisor with Defrauding Inve…

Kimberly Pine Kitts, who was formerly an advisor in the Cape Cod area, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with of stealing more than $3 million from...

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Genstar Capital Takes Majority Stake in …

Private equity firm Genstar has purchased a majority stake of Cetera for roughly $1.7 billion, which has put an end to speculation that the broker-dealer will be rolled into a...

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CFP Board Elects Jack Brod as Chairman

Jack Brod, who was head of U.S. sales and distribution for RIAs, broker-dealers and banks at Vanguard before retiring, has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of...

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