Fiduciary Standards and Best Practices

Apart from the code of conduct for fiduciary advisors, our team also obeys the code of ethics connected to their designation.

CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct requires CFP® professionals to uphold the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness and confidentiality. They make a commitment to CFP Board to put their clients’ interests first at all times when providing financial advice. 

Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect and in an ethical manner with the public, clients, prospective clients, employers, employees, colleagues in the investment profession, and other participants in the global capital markets.

The professional obligations and ethical requirements imposed on members of the accounting profession are based on the five fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behavior in the Code.

The Personal Finance Society requires all members to adhere to the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Code of Ethics. As a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute Group, the Personal Finance Society has adopted the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Code of Ethics in its entirety. The Code sets down the principles which all Personal Finance Society members must follow in the course of their professional duties. As such you are required to:

1. Comply with the Code and all relevant laws and regulations.

2. Act with the highest ethical standards and integrity.

3. Act in the best interests of each client.

4. Provide a high standard of service.

5. Treat people fairly regardless of: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

1. Members and Associates will, in personal and public life, strive to enhance the status of enrolled agents (EA) and promote their qualifications to serve the public.

2. Members and Associates will demonstrate honesty, integrity, and objectivity in all their professional actions and relationships.

3. Members and Associates will continually strive to improve upon their competence to practice by keeping informed and educated about tax practice and representation.

4. Members and Associates will maintain the confidentiality of professional relationships.

5. Members and Associates will support efforts to advance the reputation and prestige of the EA license.

6. Members and Associates will comply with the most current provisions of Treasury Department Circular 230 and the NAEA Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct.

7. Members and Associates will not knowingly misrepresent or omit information when preparing or approving and filing tax returns, documents, affidavits, and other papers relating to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) matters. If a client insists on the misrepresentation or omission, the Member or Associate should withdraw and refuse to prepare the return or other documents. 

As a professional organization, the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) expects all Certified Divorce Specialists (CDS) to adhere to its code of ethics. Certified Divorce Specialists (CDS) must be committed to upholding the principles and standards set forth in the code. By following these principles, Certified Divorce Specialists (CDS) demonstrate their dedication to providing quality services to their divorcing clients and to promoting the integrity and reputation of their respective professions. This code of ethics reflects the NADP’s commitment to integrity, confidentiality, competence, and respect for clients and colleagues. 

 A CTS™ designation holder shall conduct all activities in a lawful manner consistent with the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and ethics. A designee shall exercise reasonable and prudent professional judgment and shall otherwise act in the best interest of the client. A designee shall perform annuity services in an efficient and economical way. A designee shall keep abreast of developments in the field and strive to improve professional competence in all areas related to the designation. A designee shall offer advice only in those areas of competence. A designee’s conduct in all matters shall reflect credit upon the profession. A designee shall use the designation mark and name in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Institute of Business & Finance, as established and amended over time. 

Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional or FPQP® designee is held accountable for statements, decisions, and actions by a Code of Ethics set forth by the College of Financial Planning. The standards of professional conduct for FPQP® designees are: fiduciary duty, integrity, competence, diligence, professionalism and confidentiality.

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