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CFP Board Changing Code of Ethics Even as Republican Lawmakers Try to Dismantle Fiduciary Ruling

By Kate Collier, BU Financial Planning Team Less than two weeks after the partial implementation of the Department of Labor’s controversial fiduciary rule, the CFP Board took measures to ensure that CFP® practitioners are held to higher standards when advising clients on all aspects of wealth management. What is the fiduciary standard? According to the …

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Boston University Maintains CFP Board-Registered Program Status for Certificate Program in Financial Planning

Boston, December 15, 2016 – Boston University in Boston, MA has maintained registration with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a financial planning certificate program. An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial PlannerTM certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, …

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Boston University Named a Top School for Financial Planning

Investopedia, the largest financial education website in the world, named Boston University among the top schools for Financial Planning. The article elaborates on the strengths of the program, “The top-notch faculty, who brings an impressively rich level of professional experience to the classroom, is arguably this program’s greatest asset.” Read more: The Best Schools for …

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Financial Advisor Included in “100 Best Jobs” List

US News and World Report has ranked Financial Advisor 31st in its list of 100 best jobs, and 4th best business job in the country. The need for financial advisors is projected to grow by 30% through 2024 with 73,900 new jobs projected. Yet there are only 76,000 CFP® professionals working in financial services today. In fact, …

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High Satisfaction Among CFP® Professionals

A study conducted by Fondulas Strategic Research and featured on the CFP Board official website reports high satisfaction among CFP® professionals. Key findings include: 90% of CFP® professionals are strongly satisfied with career choice in financial planning. 91% are strongly satisfied with their decision to pursue CFP® certification. 90% would recommend CFP® certification to other financial …

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