South African CFP professionals selected to blog for new international website dedicated to furthering the financial planning profession

02 November 2011 FPI

“Financial Planet” Created as the New Online Gathering Place for the Financial Planning Profession

A new blogging website launched on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 by the US-based Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), the global professional standards-setting body for financial planners and owner of the CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP logo trademarks outside the United States, includes the FPI’s Financial Planner of the Year winners, Warren Ingram (2011), Natasja Norval Hart (2010), Alec Riddle(2009) and John Campbell (2008) as members of the Financial Planet editorial team. All are CFP® professionals in South Africa.

FPSB’s Financial PlanetTM ( is a blogging site devoted to gaining recognition for financial planning as a distinct, global profession. The site features an editorial team made up of CFP professionals from around the world, and is a global online gathering place where CFP professionals, regulators, educators, employers and consumer advocates can share their views on the financial planning profession and its future. Ingram, Norval Hart, Riddle and Campbell will blog on a variety of issues and will also work with the editorial team to plan future topics for discussion on the site.

“The concept for Financial Planet originated at FPSB’s World Financial Planning Summit last year in Chinese Taipei, where leaders from the global financial community set out to define the steps needed to establish financial planning as a distinct profession worldwide,” said Noel Maye, FPSB Chief Executive Officer. “Through Financial Planet, our community can continue the conversation on an even larger scale with input and expertise from professionals and other key stakeholders around the world.”

In forming the editorial team for Financial Planet, FPSB sought CFP professionals who are recognised financial planning experts in their countries. Throughout November, bloggers will explore the state of the financial planning profession around the world.

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