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The American College of Financial Services and GAMA International launch new educational partnership

BRYN MAWR, PA and FALLS CHURCH, VA, June 2, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services and GAMA International announced today that the two organizations are entering into a distribution and development partnership to provide educational offerings to international markets.

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The American College welcomes wealth management thought leader David Blanchett as adjunct faculty member

Blanchett to deliver instruction for upcoming wealth management designation, goal-based investing

BRYN MAWR, PA, May 23, 2017 – The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, announced today that David Blanchett, PhD, CFA, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, head of retirement research for Morningstar Investment Management LLC, will be joining the College faculty as an adjunct professor. A world-renowned thought leader in the fields of wealth management, retirement, and more, Mr. Blanchett will help teach and deliver the College's new Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP) designation beginning July 1, 2017.

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Americans not ready to help themselves: Three out of four older Americans fail retirement income literacy quiz

BRYN MAWR, PA, May 2, 2017 – Three in four retirement-age Americans fail a quiz on how to make their nest eggs last throughout retirement. Even more troublesome, older Americans between the ages of 60 to 75 with at least $100,000 in assets display a worrying lack of knowledge on a variety of vital topics such as paying for long-term care expenses, investment considerations, strategies for sustaining income throughout retirement and life expectancy.

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The Society of FSP and The American College of Financial Services launch joint education promotion initiative

BRYN MAWR, PA, Mar. 6, 2017 -- The Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) and The American College of Financial Services announce their partnership in promoting The College's highly regarded advanced degree educational programs to the Society of FSP's professional membership.

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Thomas R. Robinson joins The American College of Financial Services Board of Trustees

BRYN MAWR, PA, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Thomas R. Robinson, Ph.D., CPA®, CFP®, CFA®, CAIA®, was elected in January 2017 to the Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services. Beginning his first term of office, Robinson joins two key committees of the board: Educational Policy and Finance.

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The American College of Financial Services launches scholarship fund to help close racial disparity in profession

Part of broader effort to double the number of African American financial advisors in ten years

BRYN MAWR, PA, Feb. 27, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, has launched a scholarship program aimed at increasing the number of African Americans in the financial services profession. This fund is part of a broader coalition effort to double the number of African American financial advisors over the next decade.

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Retirement security concerns rise post-election

The American College of Financial Services survey reveals health care and Social Security among top investor worries

BRYN MAWR, PA, Jan. 19, 2017 – As President-Elect Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House this week, investors are expressing a degree of apprehension and concern over what might lay ahead and how potential policy changes could impact their retirement. These findings are based on an American College of Financial Services poll of 419 Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation holders from January 4-6, 2017.

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The American College of Financial Services receives Lincoln Financial Foundation grant

BRYN MAWR, PA, Dec. 22, 2016 - The American College of Financial Services has received a $30,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to help support The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs.

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The American College of Financial Services honors outstanding millennials

BRYN MAWR, PA, Nov. 21, 2016 – The American College of Financial Services has announced the winners of its inaugural Millennial Advisor Award, given to a select group of individuals under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact in their profession.

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The American College of Financial Services recognized for support of military community

BRYN MAWR, PA, Nov. 15, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, The American College of Financial Services has been named a Military Friendly® School, a designation awarded to the country’s top colleges and universities doing the most to help military students succeed in the classroom and after graduation.

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