|PITTSBURGH, DECEMBER 5, 2018 - CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, an Fi360®, Inc., company, has certified, DecisionPoint Financial in Mesa, AZ to the standard described in the handbook "Prudent Practices® for Investment Advisors". DecisionPoint Financial (DecisionPoint) joins the elite group of Investment Advisors to successfully complete the independent certification process.
The standard describes how an Investment Advisor assumes the responsibility for managing a client's overall investment management process, which includes the selection, monitoring and de-selection of investment managers, as well as developing processes to implement investment strategies and fiduciary practices on an ongoing basis. According to the General Manager of the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, Carlos Panksep, "Through CEFEX's independent assessment, the certification provides assurance to plan sponsors and other institutions, that DecisionPoint has demonstrated adherence to the industry's best fiduciary practices. This indicates the firm's interests are aligned with those of plan participants."
Scott Johnson, CEO and Senior Financial Planner at DecisionPoint Financial said, "Obtaining the CEFEX certification demonstrates that as a fee-only financial planning firm we are dedicated to the fiduciary standard. DecisionPoint is an investment advisor to a large number of public and private sector retirement plans. Our goal is to help every plan participant achieve a successful financial outcome in preparing for retirement."
DecisionPoint Financial is certified for fiduciary fee only investment management, wealth management and retirement plan services, serving as an ERISA 3(21) and ERISA 3(38) investment manager on qualified plans, specializing in governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plans. DecisionPoint is registered at www.cefex.org, where its certificate can also be viewed.
The standard is substantiated by legislation, case law and regulatory opinion letters from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA), the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and the Uniform Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act (UMPERSA) in the U.S.
A full copy of the standard can be downloaded from CEFEX at www.cefex.org and a summary can be viewed by clicking on DecisionPoint's on-line CEFEX certificate. More information about DecisionPoint Financial is available at www.decisionpointfinancial.com.
CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, an Fi360® company, is an independent certification organization. CEFEX works closely with industry experts to provide comprehensive assessment programs to improve the fiduciary practices of investment stewards, advisors, recordkeepers, administrators and managers. CEFEX is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Connect to CEFEX via Twitter or LinkedIn.
Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors' assets. Since 1999, the firm has provided financial professionals with the tools necessary to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Fi360 is the home of the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation, the Fiduciary Focus ToolkitTM and the Fi360 Fiduciary Score®. Fi360 is also the parent company of CEFEX. Learn more at www.Fi360.com via Twitter or on LinkedIn