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CFP Board's Standards Proposal Gets Support, Suggestions

Law360, New York (August 22, 2017, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Investor advocate groups and financial planning professional associations have thrown their support behind a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards proposal to expand its fiduciary standards but suggested clarifications, while some business groups said the board should wait for rulemaking from federal agencies.

The CFP Board, an organization that grants certification to investment advisers, broker-dealers and other financial professionals that meet education and experience requirements and uphold ethics standards set by the board, proposed changing its standards of professional conduct in June.

The changes would strengthen...
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