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    CFP Board head of enforcement leaves in midst of compensation-definition disputes

    With no replacement named, it is unclear what Michael Shaw's departure will mean for board strategy.

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    CFP Board launches initiative to recruit women for financial planning

    Women's Initiative Council will provide guidance on the development of enterprises to pave a way for more women to enter the industry.

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    Will the SEC use its extra funding to strengthen adviser oversight?

    Now that it looks like the SEC will get an additional $150 million in funding, speculation is mounting on how the funds will be deployed. Is increasing adviser oversight going to be a priority?

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    Kahler and CFP Board reach agreement on fee-only status

    Some advisers fault CFP Board for giving well-known South Dakota planner a sweetheart deal and for lacking transparency.

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    CFP Board exam moves online

    For the first time, the CFP Board later this week will administer its qualifying exam online. The organization is promising CFP mark holders that the migration from paper-and-pad to keyboard-and-screen will not water down the test.

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    CFP isn't lone credential enforced via sanctions

    An Aug. 18 letter [“Industry group responds to editorial criticism,” by Ray Ferrara, chairman of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.] contains the incorrect assertion that the certified financial planner designation “is the only certification or designation in the financial ...

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    CFP Board responds to compensation disclosure rule criticism

    Your Aug. 11 editorial, ACFP Board: Talking tough but acting soft,” incorrectly concluded that Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards enforces our compensation disclosure rules in a weak and inconsistent manner.

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    CFP Board: Talking tough but acting soft

    It's time for the CFP Board to be more transparent in its dealings over adviser pay descriptions.

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    Why more graduates aren't sitting for the CFP mark

    The CFB Board of Standards Inc. is digging around to try and figure out why many financial planning program graduates don't go on to attain the certified financial planner mark. Early results are telling.A recent study showed that 69%, or 351 out of 506 graduates, had not taken the two-day

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    CFP Board quietly cutting deals on compensation descriptions

    The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. is quietly trying to calm the waters that have been roiled over the last two years by controversy over how advisers holding the CFP designation define themselves.

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    Can an adviser affiliated with an insurance company be fee only? Yes.

    State rules on insurance affiliation complicate fee-only status for some CFPs.

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    Rivalry flares between American College, CFP

    War of words breaks out after The American College announces revamp of the ChFC designation with changes meant to make it more relevant to advisers.

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    Survey conducted for CFP Board shows increased awareness of its mark

    Survey conducted for CFP Board shows increased awareness of its mark; PR campaign though to be reason why

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    Advisers support CFP Board scrutiny of compensation definitions but still worry about fee-only labels

    React to plan to compare pay details in planners' profiles to information about their comp available in regulatory filings and on firm websites.

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    Setting record straight on CFP Board rules

    Answering the question about whether the CFP Board should adopt a less rigorous “fee only” definition.