George J. Ernst Jr. Receives Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Designation

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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Mr. George J. Ernst Jr., a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Investment Management Consultant, Financial Planning Specialist in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Mount Laurel, has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Mr. George J. Ernst Jr., a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Investment Management Consultant, Financial Planning Specialist in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Mount Laurel, has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. Mr. Ernst has worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, since 2008.

The CRPC program focuses on the pre- and post- retirement needs of individuals, enabling the Financial Advisor to provide clients with information about the retirement planning process from start to finish. Recipients of the CRPC® designation have successfully completed a self-study or online mentor program curriculum and passed an examination covering topics such as: sources of retirement income, employer-sponsored retirement plans, retirement plan distributions, and estate planning.

The College for Financial Planning educates financial advisors through the CRPC curriculum and examination program to expand their planning skills to help clients prepare for their retirement. The CRPC program carries continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional designation.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. For more information, call 856-222-4505.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,300 offices in 43 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit http://www.morganstanley.com.

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