GLOBAL CFP PROFESSIONALS GREW TO 188,104 -- FINANCIAL PLANNING STANDARDS BOARD

NUR FHAEZATUL SYAFIQQAH ZAKARIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) certification programme outside the United States (US), has announced that the total number of CFP professionals worldwide rose to 188,104. 

With a net increase of 6,744 over the previous year, FPSB and its global network of affiliate organisations grew the global CFP professional community by 3.7 per cent last year, for an average percentage growth rate of 3.6 per cent over the past five years.

“Financial Planning Standards Board is pleased to see continued strong interest among financial advisors and financial planners in pursuing CFP certification, the global symbol of excellence in financial planning,” said FPSB chief executive officer, Noel Maye, in a statement.

“Having a large and growing community of CFP professionals worldwide committed to providing advice and services in an ethical and professional manner will support FPSB’s mission to benefit the public, and help restore public confidence and trust in financial services globally.”

CFP Board, FPSB’s member organisation in the US with the longest-running CFP certification programme, continued its strong showing by finishing last year with 86,378 CFP professionals in the US (a net growth of 3,272). 

FPSB China placed next, growing its number by over 2,000 for a total of 22,048 at the end of 2019.

More details at https://www.fpsb.org/  

-- BERNAMA