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Titles and Qualifications

Questions around the appropriate use of titles and their related qualifications are being posed in conjunction with several regulatory proposals and provincial government conducted reviews. Policy makers express concern that investors find titles confusing, at best, and misleading at worst. Discussions range from the fundamental – who should be allowed to call themselves a financial planner or advisor/adviser – to business titles such as vice president and marketing titles such as ‘retirement specialist”.

You’ll find up to date information here on the various reviews taking place.



Documents

2017
IFIC Submission – MFDA – Misleading Business Titles (Rule 1.2.5) (January 25, 2017)

2015
Investment Industry Calls for Regulation of All Financial Planners