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CFP® Certificants: Ethics CE Course Offered
April 8 at INSIGHTS 2016 in San Diego


Monday, March 21, 2016
Bridgeville, PA and Santa Fe, NM


fi360, in conjunction with Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, are pleased to offer a two-hour session titled “Ethics and the CFP® Certificant: Material Elements, Required Disclosures, and Fiduciary Standards” at the upcoming INSIGHTS 2016 Conference on April 6-8, 2016, in San Diego. This session has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. for two hours of Ethics CE.*

Johann Klaassen, PhD, CFP®, AIF®, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, will present the session. He is a CFP® designee, and was among the first in the nation to embrace the AIF® designation, holding certificate #70. He earned a B.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis/Santa Fe, and Masters and PhD degrees from the Philosophy Department of Washington University, St. Louis, where he specialized in Ethics and Social Philosophy.

“We all know that fiduciary advisors have the obligation to ‘at all times place the interest of the client ahead of their own’,” Klaassen said. “Perhaps because of the legal origin of this obligation, the most common approach to making this general obligation into specific guidance has been to draw up lists of things that the fiduciary advisor must not do – a set of laws and regulations designed to create a code of minimally acceptable behavior. On one hand, we should all follow those laws. On the other hand, surely that’s not enough!”





fi360 is the preeminent source of subject matter expertise on the fiduciary standard of care and related topics on investment and practice management. INSIGHTS 2016 is fi360’s 12th annual professional development conference. Every year, over 600 of the industry’s leading financial service professionals attend INSIGHTS to build upon their professional knowledge by participating in a series of insightful learning sessions, innovative workshops, and thought-provoking discussions. For more information, visit

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Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor that is incorporated and registered in the State of New Mexico, offering a full range of investment services to further socially conscious values. Whether you’re already familiar with Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) principles or looking to learn more about them, Horizons can guide you in both selecting investments that support your personal values and engaging in shareholder advocacy to positively influence corporate behavior. For more information, visit





* This session is approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. for two hours of Ethics CE. The course is for CFP® professionals to review and remain informed of the Standards of Professional Conduct to which they agreed to adhere as a condition of certification. It makes use of fictitious financial planning scenarios to help attendees understand how the Practice Standards apply in real life scenarios. Attendees who wish to receive the Ethics CE credit must attend both one-hour sessions in their entirety. While the materials for the course(s) on CFP Board’s Professional Standards have been approved by CFP Board as meeting the established standards for continuing education, CFP Board does not review the method or means of presentation and, therefore, makes no representation concerning the delivery of this information to the CFP® professional.