Ethics and Standards

Professional Standards and Ethics

Introduction to the Code of Ethics

The Institute of Financial Consultants ® sets forth this Code of Professional Ethics to guide the professional and personal conduct of members of the institute and/or its certification holders.

Members have a professional obligation to clients, prospects, employers, employees, the general public andother members to act competently and ethically at all times. Members are expected to comply with thecontent and the spirit of the Code of Professional Ethics in order to fulfill this professional obligation.

This obligation extends to employees and others who are supervised by the member. The Institute's Board of Directors reserves the right to discipline members who do not comply with the Code, and may terminate membership and the privilege of using the CFC designation for breaches of the Code.

IFC aims to ensure its members provide competent, ethical and objective financial advice. This is to the advantage of clients and employers, the profession and individual members of the Institute.

IFC membership is open to professionals working in the financial field with a minimum of three years experience in the financial profession.

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