Standards Resource Commission
The Standards Resource Commission was formed to help develop resources that provide guidance to CFP® professionals and their firms on CFP Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which became effective October 1, 2019 and are being enforced as of June 30, 2020. The new Code and Standards includes an expanded scope of the fiduciary standard that requires CFP® professionals to act in the best interest of the client at all times when providing financial advice.
The Commission, made up of individuals from financial services firms and members of the public, has helped develop materials such as fact sheets, FAQs, videos and other documents.
Standards Resource Commission Members
Blaine Aikin, CFP®
Executive Chairman, Fi360 and CEFEX
Patrick Daxon, CFP®
Vice President, Wealth Planning, Raymond James Financial
St. Petersburg, FL
Melanie Fein, JD
Founder, Law Office of Melanie Fein
Randy Gardner, J.D., LL.M., CFP®, MBA, CPA
Educator and Founder, Estate Plan Inc.
Laguna Beach, CA
Managing Director Affluent Strategy and Business Support, Merrill Lynch
Linda Leitz, CFP®
Founder, Peace of Mind Financial Planning Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments
Jersey City, NJ
John Pettee, CFP®
Wealth Strategist, Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory
Bill Prewitt, CFP®
Founder, Charleston Financial Advisors, LLC
C. Frederick Reish
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Peter Richardson, CFP®
Assistant General Counsel, Investment Products and Advisory Services Team, Northwestern Mutual
Director of Investor Protection, Consumer Federation of America
Kevin Ruth, CFP®
Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®
Director of Banking and Finance, AARP Public Policy Institute