All-female financial planning team takes second place in national competition
“Megan, Britta and Ana represent the first all-female team to compete from K-State and one of the first to compete nationally,” said Martin Seay, head of the personal financial planning department. “The team’s accomplishments are a testament to women’s success in financial planning. Although the number of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professionals has experienced strong growth nationwide, women represent only 23% of the workforce.
“It’s really a feather in K-State’s hat for the PFP program,” said the PFP advisory board member and Excel COO. Mike Miller. “We work with independent finance professionals from across the country and see firsthand the dearth of minorities and women in the profession. For this reason, we have invested in PFP scholarships to address this issue specifically. “
Each year, the Financial Planning Competition engages students in a holistic financial planning learning experience and increases awareness in the professional community and organizations that support the profession. The challenge is done in three phases. In the first phase, students receive the profiles of two hypothetical clients and prepare a comprehensive financial plan. Eight teams are then selected to move on to phase two, which is an oral presentation of a case study. The final phase is the “How do you know that?” Danger style challenge.
The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the premier professional organization for Certified Financial Planners (CFP®), educators, financial service providers and students who wish to advance in a dynamic and growing profession.
About the K-State Personal Financial Planning Program:
Consistently ranked among the top programs nationwide, the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University is renowned for his education, research and thought leadership in financial planning. The faculty specializes in the behavioral elements of financial planning, offering insight into how advisors can shape client behavior to promote wellness. The department offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees as well as several professional certificates on campus and online.
About Excel Advisors:
Advisors Excel, founded in 2005, has redefined the role a marketing organization can play in supporting independent financial advisers. Their growth has been unprecedented in the industry and is achieved by working with a smaller group of selected advisors. With a focus on making great advisors great business owners, Advisors Excel has revolutionized the way finance professionals build and operate their businesses.
In 2020, the 500 advisors working with Excel Advisors exceeded $ 8.2 billion in the production of annuities, health insurance and life insurance. Their affiliated investment advisory firm, AE Wealth Management, currently manages over $ 12.5 billion and was named one of the fastest growing RIAs in the country.
For more information:
Tracey Stratton, Excel Advisors – 866.363.9595
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