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Urska Velikonja: We expect for these large asset managers to consider abortion in the same way they consider other social-policy issues.

Shorts: ESG forces Vanguard, BlackRock, SSGA to choose on abortion • Schwab uses money and brand to correct white-male CFP supermajority • S&P 1500 pensions overfunded despite underwhelming 2022 returns • Vanguard closes gap on BlackRock as top institutional manager • Musk puts Orion on Twitter map

Culture war envelops ESG. 'Big-three' face crisis on abortion rights • The population is 50.8% women, 13.4% Black, 18% Latinx, but 76.6% of financial planners are white men. • Schwab funds CFP effort to rebalance • S&P 1500 pension plans are running a $55 billion surplus • Vanguard nears BlackRock institutional asset sum • Daniel Crosby lures behavioral finance interest, via Diet Coke.

June 11, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Sheryl Garrett: I think it could be too much power at one entity.

FPA soldiers through CFP Board tension at its 2018 national event

It's technically a small dispute with the CFP Board but any rift is big when it's your Siamese twin

October 11, 2018 at 3:51 AM

Graham Thomas interviewed Michael Kitces about the elephant in the FPA tent.

The 2017 FPA conference leans heavily on a Michael Kitces unimpressed with the group's 'silence' on the CFP Board

Although its theme was elusive, the Denver-based advocacy group and standard-setter drew 1,800 advisors to the Country-Western capital

October 9, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Michael Kitces: Was there a major downturn on the CFP Board’s 2016 Form 990 that we just can’t see yet?

Michael Kitces attacks CFP Board for jacking fees 17% in name of 'strategy' when the certificant is flush with $20 million in reserves

The Board defends murky financials and a 'buried' hike as overdue -- even when it's operating at a $1.3 million surplus

September 18, 2017 at 7:23 PM

Ron Rhoades: Certificants may choose to exit firms that do not follow the CFP Board’s lead.

The CFP Board's thunderbolt fiduciary play should proceed and likely will

The 'fiduciary at all times' approach is likely to be supported by the 77,000 CFPs themselves, if opposed by insurance lobbyists and their ilk

June 20, 2017 at 8:33 PM

The FPA finally puts on a better CFP face and she lights up the hall in Baltimore

Gigi Guerra was the 75,000th CFP recipient and she captured an air of revitalization the Financial Planning Association will need to survive and thrive amid massive industry changes

September 17, 2016 at 12:24 AM

A congressman, an engineer, an airline pilot and a court reporter walk into a fiduciary conference...

TD Ameritrade pulls off amazing Summit in DC that reveals rot to the core of SEC, FINRA and ERISA system

A consumer panel sobered the crowd off the bat with war stories and then Ron Rhoades, Mercer Bullard, David Tittsworth, Sheryl Garrett, Tom Nally, Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis and others pulled no punches

September 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis: Quite frankly, what we're spending is less than half a percent of all financial services' expenditures.

How the CFP Board is getting its $40 million's worth from its advertising campaign and how it isn't

Unaided recognition of CFP certification jumps about 90% in three years ...assets stemming from that, not so much

July 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Spencer Bachus: The important thing is to have a better system to stop potential fraud.

Spencer Bachus's amazing turnabout from RIA villain to white knight and the miserable state of Dodd Frank's advancement of fiduciary care

Once presumed to be in FINRA's back pocket, the Alabama congressman co-sponsors H.R. 1627 -- a huge boon to SEC oversight of RIAs

July 21, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Jack Waymire: It is hard for me to believe a CPA/PFS with 10 years' planning experience is any less qualified compared with a CFP with the same amount of experience.

Opinion: Why NAPFA's CFP-only approach is a slap in the face of many financial advisors

In the alphabet soup of designations for advisors are many legitimate practitioners whom the association's new policy will shut out

December 21, 2012 at 3:41 AM

Kevin Keller: We are business-model- and compensation-neutral, but all CFP professionals are required to put client interests ahead of their own.

The once underrespected CFP gets a lift after Merrill Lynch and now NAPFA make it central for newbies

Still, CFP certificants shoot down the idea of making the CEO credits requirements even harder, and fiduciary concerns linger

December 5, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Michelle Draper: Bringing in other custodians to RIA Stands for You is still on the table.

Schwab is set to connect RIAs outside its referral network to HNW investors through its 'Got-milk'-style campaign

RIA Stands for You will use things like digital New Yorker ads, messaging and candid videos with RIAs is funneling down to phone calls from virgin prospects

November 19, 2012 at 5:12 AM

Kevin Keller: Alan Goldfarb’s description of the alleged violation ... is not correct.

CFP Board shoots down Goldfarb's description of his alleged violation

The former chairman claims he's being hanged on a semantic technicality, but CEO Kevin Keller repudiates the claim

November 5, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Ron Rhoades: I’ve put a big target on my back.

Before taking a self-imposed vow of silence, Ron Rhoades sounds off on the RIA industry and tells what's it's like to hit a professional wall

The outspoken NAPFA chairman-who-wasn't covers why the Bachus bill will rise again, the true fix for RIA exams and why the term 'fee-based' is inherently 'fraudulent'

August 27, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Steve Lockshin: We cannot be left to regulate ourselves.

Lockshin: All advisors must deal with the threat of low industry standards -- before investors do it for them

The gains of the last 20 years could be scuttled if advisors don't band together to raise the standards of training and education

August 17, 2012 at 4:27 AM

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