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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.

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The Standards Resource Commission has developed guidance resources to help CFP® professionals understand and comply with the Code and Standards.  This collection of guidance materials can be found in CFP Board's Compliance Resources Library.
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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

Commission Chair
Blaine Aikin, CFP®

Executive Chairman, Fi360 and CEFEX
Pittsburgh, PA

 

Pamela Banks
Washington, DC

 

Patrick Daxon, CFP®
Vice President, Wealth Planning, Raymond James Financial 
St. Petersburg, FL

 

Melanie Fein, JD
Founder, Law Office of Melanie Fein
Washington, DC

 

Randy Gardner, J.D., LL.M., CFP®, MBA, CPA
Educator and Founder, Estate Plan Inc. 
Laguna Beach, CA

 

Christina Jasko

Managing Director Affluent Strategy and Business Support, Merrill Lynch

Montavale, NJ

 

Linda Leitz, CFP®
Founder, Peace of Mind Financial Planning Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
 

 

Karim Lynn

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Jersey City, NJ

 

John Pettee, CFP®
Wealth Strategist, Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory
Phoenix, Arizona

 

Bill Prewitt, CFP®
Founder, Charleston Financial Advisors, LLC
Charleston, SC

 

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 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Barbara Roper

Director of Investor Protection, Consumer Federation of America

Pueblo, CO

 

Kevin Ruth, CFP®
Wyckoff, NJ

 

Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®
Director of Banking and Finance, AARP Public Policy Institute
Washington, DC

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