Ethics Approved Plaque – a visual message of your status

April 30, 2017 by · Comments Off on Ethics Approved Plaque – a visual message of your status
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EthicsAvailable in the IARFC Store NOW!
Have you recently been granted your “Ethics Approved” Status?   A visual reminder to those clients and prospects visiting your office is our Ethics Approved Plaque now available on the IARFC Store.

In this day and age where ethics is a factor in choosing and keeping a financial consultant, this approval is more critical than ever.  This is more than just a branding opportunity, it is testament to your high standards – and the IARFC stands behind you.


The Path to Being “Ethics Approved”
The IARFC Team reviews all membership renewals submitted to the Association and rewarding members for their long-term commitment to the IARFC Code of Ethics. They check FINRA records, state licensing records and even conduct an internet search of each member’s name. Reviewed history includes personal or business bankruptcies, compromised credit issues, any pending customer disputes, regulatory events and/or criminal misdemeanors or felonies.

Members need to have a clean record for the preceding five (5) years in order to qualify for the Ethics Approved Program. Members who meet these standards will receive an embossed seal stating they are “Ethics Approved” with the year of the review and is effective for two years.

“We feel that this additional check is our obligation to the public who needs assurance of the integrity of their financial professional,” 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.”

Ordering is Easy
The Ethics Approved plaque may be purchased through the IARFC Store.  Order yours today.


Dr. Rosilyn Overton, RFC® Receives Financial IARFC Founder’s Award

April 20, 2017 by · Comments Off on Dr. Rosilyn Overton, RFC® Receives Financial IARFC Founder’s Award
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We are proud to recognize Dr. Rosilyn Overton, Ph.D., CRPS, LTCP, CFP®, RFC® of Mid-Atlantic Securities, Inc. in Great Neck, NY with their Association Founder’s Award. In honor of the IARFC Founder John J. Gargan, this tribute is presented to members who have delivered significant service to the operations and growth of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.

Founder’s Award Criteria

  • Past or present Board Director, Officer or Committee Member,
  • Professional designation or credential holder awarded by the IARFC,
  • Clean regulatory record
  • Member of good standing for a minimum of 5 years
  • Adhere to the IARFC Code of Ethics.
  • Most importantly, they must have contributed to the growth of the IARFC membership by referring members and by holding or attending events that additionally help expand (above and beyond) the visibility of the Association.

DrOvertonRosilyn. Overton has been a member of the IARFC since 2006 and has sat on the IARFC Journal of Personal Finance editorial board. She currently holds the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC®) designation and has been a past Board Director and Vice President of the Association. She is a frequent guest on CNBC & CNN, was President of the International Association for Financial Planning – New York Chapter and is past Chairman of the FPA of New York. She was a member of the Council on Education of the CFP® Board of Standards and currently is a full-time tenured professor at New Jersey City University in the Department of Finance.

 “I am so honored to receive this award,” states Dr. Overton. “I joined the IARFC even though I was already participating in other financial planning organizations because I felt it offered unique benefits to its members and gave solid information on practice management and business consulting that was needed. The IARFC continues to offer these benefits to its members and it is my privilege to continue to participate in its activities.”

Nominations for the Founder’s award are accepted from IARFC members on an annual basis. These candidates along with their bios are compiled by the Founder’s Award Committee and then presented to the IARFC Board of Directors for voting. Dr. Overton was chosen at the annual Board Meeting this past March in Charlotte, NC.

“Associations flourish with the dedication of positive people,” relates Founder’s Award Committee member Jim Moss of Money Concepts, Indianapolis, IN. “We are pleased to recognize Dr. Overton’s support of the IARFC and its mission to strengthen the relationships between their financial professionals and the clients they serve.”

Requests for nominations for 2018 recipients will be forthcoming. For more information on the IARFC and the Founder’s Award, visit