August 31, 2004
To SEC: RE: RULE: Certain B/Ds deemed not to be investment advisors
I am an independent financial advisor under my own RIA. I am proud of what I do for my clients financial benefit.
PLEASE LEVEL THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD OF PERFORMANCE:
I resent it when the SEC allows others from being forced to follow the same rules I agree to follow. It is my opinion that this is discriminatory to me and absolutely confusing to the investing public who can NOT understand such distinctions. This rule should be abolished immediately by the SEC.
Please advise me of your thoughts about this action.
Craig Martin, CFP, ChFC, CLU, MSFS
Family Wealth Consultants, Inc.