Peter Catalano started his career in 1992. He continues to provide financial planning, wealth management, investment planning, disability and life insurance planning and retirement planning. He is based in The Woodlands, Texas.
Credentials Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) Registered Investment Advisor (Texas) Life Insurance Agent (Texas/Colorado)
What is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)?
1982, the ChFC designation was introduced as an alternative to the CFP
designation. It's awarded by the American College of Financial Services
in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The ChFC is less known than the CFP, but
still stands as a distinguished certification in financial planning. The
biggest difference between the two is the process of becoming
certified. Click HERE for further explanation of a Chartered Financial Consultant.
What is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?
CFP designation remains the most widely known certification for
financial planning. It is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner
Board of Standards. There are four requirements to receive the
designation: education, a comprehensive exam, work experience, and
ethics. Click HERE for an explanation of each of the four “E’s”.
Bottom Line From a client standpoint, the differences between a ChFC and CFP are minor. Even with the educational differences, they are fairly similar in practice as financial advisors. Both still require extensive education and experience that prepares advisors to give the best financial advice. So, when it comes to choosing an advisor, it is better to judge an advisor on an individual basis, rather than based on which one of these two designations the advisor holds. Peter Catalano received his Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 1999 and his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 2001. He continues to hold the designations by completing the required continuing education and ethics training every two years.
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