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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Provisions Related to Financial Planning

Jul 21, 2010
On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), a historic and comprehensive financial regulatory reform bill. CFP Board, in conjunction with its Financial Planning Coalition partners and others, worked diligently to secure key provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act and continues to be engaged with a number of initiatives related to the Dodd-Frank legislation.
Read a summary of Dodd-Frank Act provisions affecting CFP® professionals (PDF, 86KB)
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