Thursday, March 30, 2017

Financial Planning Code of Ethics

You may have noticed that over the last few weeks there has been a lot of negative press in the media about Canadian banks; their practices, education, lack of ethical behavior and lack of fiduciary responsibility. We would like to extend our concern and regret to anyone this has affected. 

At Continuum II Inc. we take all of these areas very seriously.   With a quick look at our website, you will find ALL the credentials the team has worked particularly hard to earn and maintain. Please take a moment to have a look at what the credentials mean and why they are important to you - As an office we have always held the Certified Financial Planner (CFP)  designation in the highest regard, which is why Lise, Lori, Stuart and Peter all felt it was so important to attain this premier qualification.  We are dedicated to continually build our education as investment professionals and insurance specialists, and rely on the CFP Continuing Education credits to keep us sharp all the time. 

This week, Peter spent the morning with the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) enrolled in a session specifically tailored to ethics in this industry. The FPSC (completely independent 3rd party governing body) has always taken ethics seriously, thereby creating the Guidance to FPSC® Code of Ethics, that  holds all  CFP professionals accountable to a higher level of service. 

Guidance to FPSC® Code of Ethics

Principle 1: Client First
Principle 2: Integrity
Principle 3: Objectivity
Principle 4: Competence
Principle 5: Fairness
Principle 6: Confidentiality
Principle 7: Diligence
Principle 8: Professionalism 

Hopefully you will gather that we take your financial success extremely seriously, including an immense focus on education, caring, and consistently doing the right thing all the time.

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