The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) has recently awarded Robert E. Grace, JD, CLU, CHFC, RFC, Master Elite IRA Advisor, the “Ethics Approved Seal” for adherence to the IARFC Code of Ethics. Robert Grace is President of Grace Tax Advisory Group, LLC, headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.
This historical verification includes background checks from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state licensing records and internet recognition searches. A clean record for the past 5 years satisfies the IARFC requirements for being “Ethics Approved.”
The IARFC Code of Ethics is the foundation of a relationship between a consumer and their financial consultant. It is founded on these 5 principles:
❖ I will at all time put my client’s interest above my own.
❖ I will maintain proficiency in my work through continuing education.
❖ When fee-based services are involved, I will charge a fair and reasonable fee based on the amount of time and skill required.
❖ I will abide by both the spirit and the letter of the laws and regulations applicable to financial planning services.
❖ I will give my client the same service I would give to myself in the same circumstances.
Robert Grace has been serving clients for over 45 years, specializing in the area of retirement planning. His team of financial, tax, legal and insurance professionals at At Grace Advisory Group design financial plans that emphasize protection from losses due to market fluctuations, while offering the benefits of tax deferral and providing a steady, tax-efficient income stream for life.
“This is an effort towards increased transparency”, explained Chairman H. Stephen Bailey. “The public is more educated than ever and needs assurance of the background of their financial professional and their adherence to a Code of Ethics. We are proud of our members who maintain this high level of integrity year after year.”
The IARFC, founded in 1984, is a non-profit credentialing organization formed to foster public confidence in the financial planning profession. Their professional designations, Registered Financial Consultant (RFC®) and Registered Financial Associate (RFA®) are awarded to those consultants who can meet the high standards of education, experience, and integrity that are required of all its members. More info on the Association can be found at www.iarfc.org.