Cetera Signs on as Corporate Sponsor for IARFC Collegiate Financial Plan Competition

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The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) is pleased to announce its first corporate sponsor of their Collegiate Financial Plan Competition, Cetera Advisors. Undergraduate students enrolled in a curriculum of personal financial planning or financial services, are asked to construct a comprehensive financial plan for a fictional case study and submit it to the Plan Competition review committee for evaluation and judging.

Cetera Corporate Sponsor for IARFC Collegiate Financial Plan Competition

Encouraging students to get excited about this business and what financial advisors can do for clients is extremely important - Brett Harrison, President and CEO, Cetera Advisors

“Encouraging students to get excited about this business and what financial advisors can do for clients is extremely important,” said Brett Harrison, President and CEO of Cetera Advisors, part of Cetera Financial Group. “Cetera Advisors is a place where financial advisors can build a business with their own vision and create value for themselves.”

There are approximately 75 students representing more than 20 schools around the country signed up. “I am very pleased with the interest the students are taking in the Plan Competition” related Mark Terrett, competition liaison for the IARFC. “It is extremely rewarding to see these earnest young women and men pursuing careers that we already find valuable and worthwhile.”

Students may not receive any assistance from faculty members or outside financial advisors. The IARFC has donated to participating schools sufficient copies of the Plan Builder Financial Software to be used for the basic structure of the plan. Preliminary finalists selected by a judging panel will then be asked to compete in a secondary judging where the entrant’s personal presentation will be considered. Each participating school will be named in media releases distributed by the IARFC and a commemorative wall plaque will be furnished to each participating school.

IARFC President, Les Anderson, is actively pursuing sponsors for the competition. “These sponsors will enable the IARFC to grow the event for even more participation, recruit more students and offer even greater rewards to the winners. The IARFC, the students and faculty are grateful to Cetera for their support and I encourage other industry leaders to get on board as a corporate sponsor!”

For more information on becoming an IARFC Collegiate Financial Plan Competition sponsor, please contact Mark Terrett, mark(at)iarfc(dot)org. Participants are reminded that the deadline is January 30th 2013.

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