One of the many things we take pride in here at Regency is continuing all of our employees’ education and helping them grow within the company.
Please help us congratulate our very own Wade Wallace for passing his Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) Exam and Allison Smith on passing her Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalSM (FPQP®) Exam.
Wade and Allison have achieved these milestones through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, with the full support of Regency’s staff. We are more than proud to share their accomplishments with you.
Wade has been with Regency for more than two years, working as Paraplanner for our Client Advisors, Chris Comstock, Russ Maltes and Dan Ray. He will continue to serve as an Associate Advisor and is now a Certified Financial PlannerTM here at Regency.
Wade is a 2019 California State University, Fresno, graduate with a degree in finance. He finds joy in focusing on financial planning projects, creating financial planning reports, gathering information, and presenting that information to clients. Raised here in the Central Valley, he enjoys all outdoor activities such asgolfing, hiking, and traveling.
The Certified Financial Planning Exam is certification that reflects the current practices of financial planning. Most view this test as the gold standard in the financial planning world. (Although there are many financial advisors all over the U.S., many do not actually hold a CFP® certification.) The CFP® exam is a six-hour test that comprises 170 questions pertaining to all things financial planning, from the simplest scenarios to not-so-common complicated financial planning tasks.
Wade has dedicated months of his time and effort to studying for this exam, and we couldn’t be any prouder to call him an Associate Advisor at Regency Investment Advisors.
Allison joined Regency in 2019 after many years of experience working in law firms and large medical offices. She joined Regency as a Client Service Specialist, assisting clients’ needs and assisting our Client Advisors’ needs as well.
Having passed her Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalSM Exam, Allison is now Regency’s newest Paraplanner. Although she will continue to assist the Client Service Specialist, her main focus will be doing financial paraplanning for our Client Advisor, Dan Ray. Allison enjoys spending time with her fiancé and toddler, traveling to the beach and writing short stories.
Just like an Advisor may not have their CFP® certification, a financial planner doesn’t necessarily need to obtain a Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalSM Certification. Paraplanners are part of a financial planning team. They often perform most of the tasks associated with financial planning, but they usually work behind the scenes rather than taking the lead with client relationships or having the final say in financial planning.
The FPQP® program covers five aspects of paraplanning: estate, tax, retirement, insurance, and investments. We commend Allison for the numerous of months she committed to studying for this exam while still balancing work and her family.
Once again, every single one of us here at Regency is extremely proud of our employees’ accomplishments, and we look forward to them putting their new certifications to action!