By pooling our assets, we can encourage the next generation to do the right things for their clients. --- Les Anderson, IARFC President
Middletown, OH (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
For 2014, the National Financial Plan Competition has tripled the number of schools and individuals. The entrants have been sent their case study data and criteria for the different phases of judging. The plan submission deadline is January 31 with the semifinalists being judged via a web conference in March. Team finalists will be headed to Las Vegas for an in-person judging at the New York, New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on May 1st.
The Plan Competition is an IARFC commitment to the future of the profession of Financial Services. Involving students in the process of writing a financial plan gives them a real world case scenario to dissect and produce recommendations - paramount to their success as a financial advisor. A number of professors are now making this a standard part of their teaching curriculum.
“We are delighted that Cetera Advisor Networks and Royal Alliance are involved,” said IARFC Chairman Ed Morrow. “In deciding to be a Corporate Sponsor, they support a program that enhances the education of those majoring in financial services – a must for the future.”
Corporate Sponsorships are vital to the overall success of the program. The financial backing of such companies allows the IARFC to give the finalists a rewarding experience of delivering their plan live and to network with other experienced professionals. “These kinds of experiences for the students are invaluable,” says sponsorship coordinator Wendy Kennedy. “We are grateful to Cetera Advisor Networks and Royal Alliance for their support in 2014.”
Sponsorships backing is still needed. Interested parties can download a brochure that details the benefits of corporate sponsorship or contact Wendy Kennedy – wendy(at)iarfc(dot)org or visit the IARFC website at http://www.iarfc.org/Financial Plan Competition.