Financial Planning Coalition Urges Passage of Legislation to Improve Investment Adviser Oversight and Better Protect Investors

Bill Would Increase Investment Adviser Examinations

Washington, D.C. – The Financial Planning Coalition – comprised of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) – urges Congress to enact the Investment Adviser Examination Improvement Act of 2013, introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee with Representative John Delaney (D-MD) as an original co-sponsor.

Authorizing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to collect user fees from advisers to increase examinations is a pragmatic and cost-effective solution to a significant investor protection problem. It will have no financial impact on taxpayers or the federal deficit and is supported by the investment adviser industry. Increasing adviser examinations is good for both consumers and advisers.

The Coalition plans to work with Reps. Waters and Delaney to support this needed piece of investor protection legislation and encourages other members of Congress to enthusiastically endorse this important measure.