Cannon Financial Institute and International Foundation for Retirement Education (INFRE) Launch Formal Partnership - Innovative Solutions for Providing Education and Performance Improvement in All Phases of Retirement Planning

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Cannon is partnering with industry thought-leaders and scholar-practitioners such as InFRE to deliver performance improvement solutions to meet the demands of the Financial Services industry, tackle the issue of workforce preparedness to meet these demands, and reinvigorate talent to remain competitive in the fight for financial market share and consumer relevance.

Cannon Financial Institute (CFI) and the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) agreed today to work collaboratively to deliver professional development and performance improvement solutions to financial institutions and professionals that are focused on delivering objective advice to individual and institutional clients with retirement planning needs. The partnership allows Cannon to deliver the content supporting InFRE’s Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) accredited designation and the Strategies for Managing Retirement Income curriculum.

From J. Phil Buchanan, CEO, Cannon Financial Institute:
“In our more than fifty years of advising the world’s top financial services firms concerning socio-economic trends, we have never seen the unique challenges that are facing today’s pre-retirees. Our partnership with InFRE is a direct response to these challenges. Between now and the year 2030, more than 10,000 Americans are reaching proper retirement age each day. We believe every individual and family deserves the very best in counsel and advice regarding their retirement strategy. Our alliance with InFRE insures our clients and our clients’ clients will have the latest unbiased information to guide their most critical retirement decisions.”- J. Phil Buchanan

Cannon is partnering with industry thought-leaders and scholar-practitioners such as InFRE to deliver performance improvement solutions to meet the demands of the Financial Services industry, tackle the issue of workforce preparedness to meet these demands, and reinvigorate talent to remain competitive in the fight for financial market share and consumer relevance.

From Kevin Seibert, Managing Director, InFRE:
“InFRE is very excited to be partnering with Cannon Financial Institute to further our mission of enhancing the retirement preparedness of the American worker. The combination of InFRE’s unique retirement planning curriculum and Cannon’s unparelled experience in delivering instructor-led training programs allows us to offer a valuable and distinctive professional development program. This alliance creates a tremendous opportunity for retirement planning focused professionals to expand their knowledge and be better prepared to meet the growing retirement planning and income needs of their clients.” - Kevin Seibert

ABOUT CANNON FINANCIAL INSTITUTE
Founded in 1961, Cannon is the premier provider of professional development solutions for the world’s top financial organizations. Cannon’s instructors and consultants have earned a reputation for delivering comprehensive solutions that are focused, relevant, and strategically invaluable. Clients of Cannon consistently –and immediately – see dramatic results and improved productivity from students who have experienced our professional development solutions. As a result, hundreds of Financial Services companies have chosen Cannon as their long-term strategic partner for increasing market share, maximizing profitability, and reducing liability. Their strength and reputation rest in our ability to create high-impact professional development solutions delivered by individuals who have specific knowledge, experience, and demonstrated success in their respective area of expertise. Cannon’s professionals are on the line and in the field with clients on a daily basis, and remain at the forefront of trends, changes, and best practices shaping the Financial Services industry.

For additional information visit http://www.cannonfinancial.com

ABOUT InFRE
The International Foundation for Retirement Education® (InFRE) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997 to help address the tremendous retirement challenges facing middle-income Americans. InFRE has strong support from both public sector retirement plans and private sector financial services companies. Our academic partner is Texas Tech University (TTU). TTU is recognized nationally for their outstanding undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. personal financial planning programs. With InFRE, retirement planning professionals have access to quality education and tools so they can assist employees and clients meet the increasingly complex challenges of our new retirement environment. To date, over 2,000 professionals have met the accredited Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification eligibility and testing requirements.

For additional information, visit t http://www.InFRE.org

Note to Editors: For more information, please contact Chris Nekvinda, Cannon Financial Institute, 706-353-3346, cnekvinda(at)cannonfinancial(dot)com, or Kevin Seibert, 847-382-9032
kseibert(at)infre(dot)org.

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