July 30, 2010
It is Time to set the standard for professionals in this business. If you have the word " advisor, consultant, or planner in your job description, you should already be practicing a strict fiduciary standard. We are always to be doing what is in the client's best interest
I believe a true separation between job descriptions is the way for clients to differentiate between true qualified planners and the rest of the industry. The CFP and CLU/ChFC designations should be required before the words "advisor,consultant ,or planner are allowed to be used. There is no requirement of any kind outside of havng an insurance license and a series 6 securoties license at this time. Limiting the job descriptions to registered Rep. or insurance counselor would create a clear and easy way for the public to know what services they are receiving.