Flashcards in Module 3 (Ethics) Deck (29):
The number one influence on an executives ethical decision making is their...
personal code of behavior.
Ethics represents the underlining aspect of trust between an advisor and...
What holds businesses, the economy, and society together?
What can drastically improve the quality of life at work?
Laws are written based on what a government considers ___________________ of conduct.
In order to be ethical an individual must follow the...
True or false. Legal problems are relatively clear cut and are more easily defined then ethical problems.
Laws can be written to address certain aspects of __________, such as stealing.
What are used as benchmarks to measure the conduct of an advisor?
Holder of an American College designation is subject to the...
professional pledge and 8 cannons.
The American College professional pledge requires the holder of the designation to render services to others which, under the same circumstances, the holder would apply to
If you violate the American College pledge what are the consequences?
Temporary or permanent suspension😱
What are the eight canons of the American college code of ethics?
1. Have honor and dignity
2. Don't dishonor the American College
3. Publicize achievements
4. Continuing education
5. Keep a record of service
6. Support professional institutions (like school)
7. Encourage and help other professionals
8. Obey the law and regulations
When considering the American college code of ethics what is one code that is not part of the eight canyons?
Enhance your reputation in the community.
If you violate the CFP Board's Professional Standards code of ethics, what could be the consequence?
You can lose your certification, but you won't get fired.
Someone violates the CFP Board's code of ethics can you take them to court and sue them?
Who does the CFP Board's code of ethics apply to?
Current CFP professionals and candidates for the certification
"I can obtain CFP designation." What are the 7 principles of the code of ethics?
Integrity – honesty
Competence – adequate level of knowledge
Fairness – Fair compensation in disclose any potential conflicts of interest
Diligence – providing services timely
Rules of Conduct establish the standards expected of...
For CFP professionals, what are the six rules under the Rules of Conduct?
1. Build a relationship
2. You have obligations to the client, employers, and CFP Board
3. Continue education
4. Never borrow money (unless it's a family member)
5. No commingling property with the clients property without a written agreement
6. Disclose any suspensions of certifications to clients
CFP Board has Practice Standards that are organize based upon financial planning domain in our intended to do what three things?
- Establish norms
- Improve your professionalism
- Enhance the value of the financial planning process
Does the CFP Board's Practice Standards have a step-by-step procedure for providing services?
Name the six parts of the Practice Standards created by the CFP Board.
100-1: defining the scope of engagement
200–1: determine clients financial goals, needs, and priorities
200–2: get quantitative info
300–1: analyze clients information
400–1: come up with financial alternatives
400–2: put together the recommend financial plan
400–3: Present recommendations
500–1: agreed on the plan
500–2: select the products to be implemented
600-1: monitor the plan
Advisors should be encouraging the clients to purchase products, they should not...
pressure the clients into buying products.
What is a major component of the financial planning process?
The former Vice President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, suggest that someone who is considered a professional should have 4 characteristics. What are they?
– obey the code of ethics
– meet the threshold entry requirements
– have specialized knowledge and minimum education requirements
– be altruistic or unselfish
Historically, courts held professionals to a higher standard than...
Hallmarks of professional behavior places a standard and expect professionals to...
– Put the clients interest above anything else
– Know the law