Financial Planning Standard Board (FPSB) is a nonprofit association that manages, develops and operates certification, education and related programs for financial planning organizations so that they may benefit and protect the global community by establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in personal financial planning. FPSB Ltd.’s commitment to excellence is represented by the marks of professional distinction – CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.
FPSB Ltd. works in conjunction with its affiliates (FPSB India is one of its 23 Affiliates around the world) to develop and promote rigorous international competency, ethics and professional practice standards for CFP professionals in member countries/regions to ensure that consumers looking for qualified personal Financial Planners understand and value CFP certification.
The needs of consumers of personal Financial Planning guide FPSB Ltd.’s activities. FPSB Ltd. is committed to working through its member network to establish relationships with regulators, consumer advocates, educators, employers, trade associations and other standards-setting bodies so that personal Financial Planning can emerge as a distinct globally-recognized profession that will benefit the global community.
Financial Planning Standards Board India is a Public – Private Enterprise and a Professional Standards Setting body that proactively guides the development and promotion of standards for Financial Planning professionals to benefit and protect the public in the country. FPSB India closely works with all the stakeholders’ viz. the Government, the Regulators, the Industries/Associations, the Corporate, the Media and the General Public to achieve its objectives. It is a Professional Membership & Certification organization-part of leading Global Confederation established by prominent financial service corporations with an objective to professionalize the concept of Financial Planning in India.
FPSB India is based on voluntary Self Regulatory Mechanism, which is reflected by virtue of its Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct, which is mandated for all its members. The creation of Financial Planning Standards Board India represents commitment to the emergence of Financial Planning as a respected profession in India and globally, and will strengthen our ability to educate the public about the Financial Planning process and about the professionalism of Financial Planners who have committed to competent and ethical behavior in India. Consistent with development in other countries FPSB India will attempt to ensure that Financial Planning Certificants in India meet Competency and Ethics standards which are based on a platform of Education, Examination, Experience and Ethics requirements (the 4Es). Financial Planning Standards Board India is marks licensing authority for the CFP marks in India, through an Affiliate Agreement with FPSB Limited. The other peer countries are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.
As a professional voluntary Self-Regulatory Organization, FPSB India promotes and maintains voluntary standards of professionalism including Education, Examination, work Experience and Ethics requirements and will continue to co-operate the Government, Regulators and other agencies to appropriately, effectively and uniformly regulate personal Financial Planning practitioners. Our stewardship of financial and human resources will be characterized by fiduciary responsibility. Our members, volunteers and our staff will uphold the same attributes and principles. FPSB India expects of its own Certificants integrity, objectivity, competency, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence in the performance of our mission.
There is a crying need to establish professional Financial Planning standards, inculcate financial literacy, and create suitable redressal mechanism for the investors in India, so that not only they can make responsible use of credit & money but can make informed financial decision that affect their family and future. Leading personal financial services establishments all over the world have been concerned about these issues as well: as this not only impacts the businesses of the corporations but also the credibility of the institutions – as it is largely a function of the professionalism demonstrated by its associates vis-à-vis their investors. Globally many leading personal financial services firms are coming together and attempting to professionalize the business of Financial Planning, and setting standards in the discipline. Currently, of 23 countries over, 200 leading financial firms have joined hands to