Peer Rankings Of Advisors Based On Objective Measures Of Behavior & Professional Values New

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Advisors with a strong attendance record relative to their peers for attending A4A thought-leadership professional education are now listed on It's good for consumers as well as the elite group of investment, tax, and financial planning professionals meeting a rigorous requirement. is an online directory where consumers can search for a local financial advisor. To qualify for a listing, advisors were required to attend at least nine hours of professional education classes on A4A in 2018. 

Your Free Listing. Consumers can search by zip code for a local financial professional. Your listing displays information you supplied to A4A for your public profile -- your photo, name, email address, and a link to your website. Edit your profile by following these three steps or chat us 9 to 6 EST.

Advisor Ratings Based On Data. This is not a pay to play scheme or five-star rating gimmick. Advisor ratings are based on a key objective measure important to consumers. To be listed, you demonstrated a 12-month pattern of behavior. You have a history of pursuing financial wisdom based on research, analysis and facts. You've consistently shown a strong commitment to professional values in the best interest of consumers. 

Thought Leadership.  Every month, A4A offers at least three classes:  Fritz Meyer's fundamental analysis of financial economics;  Craig Israelsen, Ph.D.'s strategic investing research underpinning low-expense portfolio management best practices based on Modern Portfolio Theory; and Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, a leading educator of legal and accounting professionals for three decades, delivers tax and financial planning tips for financial planning professionals. The continuing education credit content is moderated by Andrew Gluck, editor of Advisors4Advisors, a personal finance reporter since October 1983. A4A is a news feed for CFP®, CIMA®, CPA/PFS, and other financial professionals, eligible for continuing education accredited by CFP Board, NASBA, and IWI.  

Modern Approach. A4A is a modern education and news service for financial professionals. A4A is professional education with a point of view appealing to an elite, self-selected group of professionals who share common values and practice as fiduciaries. A4A arose organically in October 2008 during the global financial crisis, and has been a disruptive force in the news and education business for financial professionals. Using a professional's education record is a behavioral measure and A4A's leading a movement among continuing education companies for CFPs, CIMAs, CFAs, and CPAs,  and retirement planning professionals to publish data about continuing education credits earned by a professional annually. This is a behavioral measure based on objective data showing a commitment to best practices for fiduciaries, as well as a way of connecting consumers with an elite group of investment, tax and financial planning professionals who embrace low-expense investing.           

Digital Badge. Download your digitally verifiable badge and post it on your website. A badge roves you were among the top-third of credit earners in 2018, demonstrating your dedication to a rigorous curriculum of financial, tax and investment planning continuing professional education classes taught by longstanding thought leaders. Download your badge and post it on your website.

You, At Your Best. Your CE attendance record is a public snapshot of you at your best! It highlights your strong ongoing commitment relative to your peers, to attending classes taught by thought leaders in the profession who relentlessly pursue what's in the best interest of consumers. Even the most humble practitioner can be proud to market on the basis your your excellent CE attendance record.

The Bigger Picture.  Recognizing professionals based on continuing professional education credit data pushes the continuing ed business to take a giant leap forward in transparency. By sponsoring courses accredited by CFP Board, IWI, and NASBA, leveraging information science to benefit consumers, makes A4A a leader in the professional education business by speeding the embrace of transparency, while educating financial professionals. This is just one way we empower the best financial advisors to use organic marketing to help consumers.

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