Sean R. Walters, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Investments & Wealth Institute

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A Tale of Times....

Ours is not a unique story. But I wanted to share a few words on how proud I am of the accomplishments of the volunteers and staff of the Investments & Wealth Institute. Maybe you are a financial advisor running a team or practice, or a fellow association executive or talent development professional running a business model that seems under assault, or you are just your everyday, average entrepreneurial LinkedIn drifter looking for real-life case studies of organizations and how they are faring in this economy. Our story is not unique, but it is a good story. It holds hope, I think.

For those of you who don't know us, the Investments & Wealth Institute is a premier professional association, education provider, and standards body for financial advisors. We deliver three advanced certifications, several assessment-based certificate programs, and a multitude of online courses, conferences, webinars, publications and other member benefits. We straddle four sectors: non-profit...

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Licensure vs. Certification

Recently, The Wall Street Journal criticized the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) regarding the integrity of their search directory for CFP® professionals that resulted in a lot of commentary and confusion. As a certifying body like the CFP® Board, the Investments & Wealth Institute would like to clarify some misconceptions brought to light by the article.

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Topics: financial advisors

Advisor Price Pressure—Work Smarter, not Harder

Meet—and exceed—client expectations by utilizing a variety of tools and strategies to add value, rather than just working harder.

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Topics: investments, economics, wealth

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