Wells Fargo, Raymond James, Baird; plus new scholarships program, and an advisor sentenced for fraud and lying to a church – Financial Planning

February 25, 2022 4:03 PM

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The CFP Board’s Center for Financial Planning and a coalition of financial firms and Historically Black Colleges and Universities created a new scholarships program to provide Black aspiring planners with awards of up to $5,000 per student in certification training programs and $7,000 for undergraduate students seeking the mark. A former financial advisors is sentenced in a case involving fraud, false statements and lying about a church theft. And U.S. homeownership is rapidly rising, but Black homeownership is still below 2010 levels.

There’s also news of advisors switching firms and appointments in companies’ executive ranks. Scroll down to catch up on this week’s news.