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

Sean R. Walters, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Investments & Wealth Institute
Sean Walters is Chief Executive Officer of the Investments & Wealth Institute® (formerly IMCA®). Sean has been active in association management since 1990, with financial services associations since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.A. in History, and he holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. Sean is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) certificant and has earned the Institute of Organization Management (IOM) designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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The Role of Continuing Education in Competency Assurance

Continuing education is important not only to our industry but to consumers. Our industry is constantly changing, we have seen the industry evolve over the last 70 years greatly; from new technologies, and products to portfolio management theories. Continuing education is necessary for our industry and for financial advice professional to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies. Not only that, studies have shown that continuing education can boost confidence and lead to opportunities for career advancement.

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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...

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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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