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George Nichols III named President and CEO of The American College of Financial Services

BRYN MAWR, PA, August 23, 2018 -- The Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services today named George Nichols III, as president and chief executive officer beginning November 1, 2018. Mr. Nichols comes to The College after a 17-year career with New York Life, most recently serving as executive vice president in charge of the Office of Governmental Affairs, which encompasses all state, federal and international legislative, regulatory and public policy issues at the company.

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CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, The American College announce new CFP exam scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2018 -- The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning and The American College jointly announced a new scholarship today that will help grow and diversify the financial planner workforce.

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The American College of Financial Services to host 13th annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals

BRYN MAWR, Pa., June 5, 2018 -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services, announced today that it will be hosting the 13th Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) from August 6-8 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Robert R. Johnson resigns as President and CEO of The American College of Financial Services

BRYN MAWR, Pa., April 30, 2018 -- Dr. Robert R. Johnson, President and CEO of The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, has announced he is resigning effective April 30, 2018.

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The American College finds comprehensive retirement planning is improving confidence, security

5,000 Financial Advisors Have Earned RICP® Certification; Survey of Retirement Advisors Finds 98% Are Now Better Serving Their Clients

BRYN MAWR, Pa., April 11, 2018 -- This year, The American College of Financial Services reached a total of 5,000 advisors who have earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation since its launch. The milestone underscores The American College's understanding of the need for comprehensive, targeted knowledge to support Americans faced with the challenge of retirement income planning. This is of critical importance as the United States is facing unprecedented financial uncertainty – including political tensions, legislative moves, and stock market volatility – and those approaching retirement are wondering if their money is going to be safe.

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The American College of Financial Services and the Bipartisan Policy Center wrap up the 2018 Housing Wealth in Retirement Symposium

Researchers and policymakers came together to discuss the role that housing wealth and reverse mortgages play in America's retirement security

BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 29, 2018 -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, and the Bipartisan Policy Center co-hosted the 2018 Housing Wealth in Retirement Symposium on March 23, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

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Jamie Hopkins elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Recognized for dedication to the welfare of the community and to the highest principles of the legal profession

BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 26, 2018 -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, is pleased to announce that Professor Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU®, RICP®, has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) for his dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. Professor Hopkins, one of the leading retirement experts in the United States, is the Co-Director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income and an Associate Professor of Taxation at The American College of Financial Services.

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The American College of Financial Services to host Housing Wealth in Retirement Symposium

Event will address knowledge gaps around managing homes as potential assets in retirement planning

BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 19, 2018 -- The American College of Financial Services announced today that it will be hosting the 2018 Housing Wealth in Retirement Symposium on March 23, 2018 at the Washington D.C.Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

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The American College of Financial Services reaches $2M scholarship milestone

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Jan. 18, 2018 -- The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs reached a major milestone, surpassing the $2 million mark in total scholarships awarded to military veterans, active duty, and their spouses.

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Advanced investment planning for individual investors: The American College introduces Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP™) designation

New curriculum focuses on creating diversified and efficient investment portfolios centered on client goals

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Dec. 18, 2017 -- As the leader in advanced planning education for financial advisors, The American College of Financial Services has launched the Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP™) designation, a comprehensive curriculum in goals-based investment management.

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