Includes course materials. 6.75 hours of MCLE credit available.
This seminar begins with exploring elements of ethical decision making and conduct from a more general perspective by examining the key definitions, issues, and theories of business ethics. From there it moves on to ethical decision making and conduct specific to the financial planning profession, including a review of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, Dodd-Frank Regulations and SEC and FINRA rules and disciplinary history. The balance of course time is spent reviewing the CFP Code of Ethics, Practice Standards, Disciplinary Processes and Procedures, sanctions and other disciplinary outcomes, and the Fitness Standards. The unique role of the financial planner as a trusted advisor with the responsibility and requirement of working with clients "with utmost good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in the best interest of the client" is emphasized throughout.
Required course in the Personal Financial Planning Certificate.