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Gaining Perspective


Oct 1, 2019

On July 30, on its front page, the Wall Street Journal reported that it had compared 72,000 profiles from the CFP Board’s “Let’s Make a Plan” website against FINRA broker-check complaints, including criminal and regulatory problems, and found that approximately 6,300 CFP profiles omitted those complaints. Most disturbingly, there were 140 CFPs who faced or currently face felony charges. We speak with two experts who have very different views on whether the CFP Board can still serve the advisory profession and, if not, what its future should be.