Public Policy



CFP Board Releases Advisory Opinion on Conflicts of Interest

Feb 11, 2013

In their day-to-day business, it is not uncommon for CFP® professionals to face decisions about whether a particular action or circumstance constitutes a conflict of interest.  In response to recent increases in the number of conflict of interest cases reviewed by CFP Board, CFP Board presents this Advisory Opinion to provide guidance to CFP® professionals concerning conflicts of interest in order to help CFP® professionals address conflicts of interest in compliance with CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct.

Download the Advisory Opinion: Conflicts of Interest between CFP® Professionals and Clients (PDF, 75KB)


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