San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2006
The National Ethics Bureau today announced that Raymond J. Ohlson, CLU, President and CEO of The Ohlson Group, Inc., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has received its Eye on Ethics Award. The award recognizes individuals and firms whose policies, deeds, and words build consumer confidence in the financial services industry.
“Ray Ohlson has—and is—doing his part to promote ethics and integrity in financial services,” says National Ethics Bureau Chairman and Co-Founder Steven R. McCarty. “He believes in not just doing things right, but doing the right things.”
At his national insurance marketing organization, Ohlson urges advisors to build their business on a SCIP foundation. “SCIP” stands for Service, Credibility, Integrity, and Profitability. “These four elements must be present for all participants in a financial transaction,” says Ohlson. “This includes the entity delivering the product, the advisor offering it, and the consumer buying it.”
When communicating to his 550 contracted advisors, Ohlson stresses the importance of playing by the rules, never taking shortcuts, and educating rather than pressuring clients. Ethics is a frequent theme of his weekly newsletter, The Ohlson Report, and of his new book, Until Next Time. . .Good Selling!”
“Ray Ohlson is in the ethical vanguard of our industry,” says National Ethics Bureau’s McCarty. “His leadership on matters of ethics and integrity are literally transforming our business.”
Prior winners of the National Ethics Bureau Eye on Ethics Award include:
- Lyle Gary, Agent Media Corporation
- James C. Maxwell, author, There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics
- Midland National Life Insurance Company
- Charles Schwab Corp.
The National Ethics Bureau provides the missing link between skeptical consumers and ethical insurance and financial advisors. Through its Ethics Check System™, it helps consumers to find an advisor they can trust and advisors to community their integrity to the marketplace.
In addition to providing background check services to financial publishers, insurance and investment companies, and financial marketing organizations, the National Ethics Bureau encourages financial practitioners to apply for membership. Advisors who pass the Ethics Check System™ earn the right to become a National Ethics Bureau member and to display its Seal of Trust logo. Members also have access to a variety of client communication tools that help them grow their businesses.
About the National Ethics Bureau:
The National Ethics Bureau™ is an independent organization that promotes consumer confidence by providing a one-stop source to verify the business ethics of insurance and financial advisors. All of its approved members have successfully passed the Ethics Check System ™, a series of seven-year background checks for criminal, civil, and business violations.
NEB is not a financial marketing organization. It does not sell or endorse insurance or securities products. Nor does it receive commissions, referral payments, or other financial considerations from approved members or sponsors that sell such products.
Phone: (800) 282-1831
Fax: (202) 318-0330
About the Ohlson Group, Inc.
The Ohlson Group, Inc., is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative, and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies, and financial services firms. Unlike traditional insurance wholesaling firms (IMOs or FMOs), The Ohlson Group also has a national agency division that helps producers create businesses with a solid foundation.
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Fax: (317) 844-4422
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