Press Release, Joseph A. Carbone, Jr.

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JOSEPH A. CARBONE, JR. EARNS ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY DESIGNATION FROM THE CENTER FOR FIDUCIARY STUDIES

Bayport, NY October 7, 2014 — Joseph A. Carbone, Jr. of Focus Planning Group has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™ (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. The Designation is the culmination of a rigorous training program, which includes a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor, and agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics. On an ongoing basis, Designees are required to complete continuing education to maintain the AIF Designation. For more information on the designation, visit http://focusplanninggroup.net/the-benefits-of-choosing-an-aif-designee/.

Carbone, a resident of Bayport, NY is a Partner for Focus Planning Group in Bayport. Carbone specializes in providing wealth management solutions to individual, families, and small business owners.

Fi360, based near Pittsburgh, Pa., is the first full-time training and research facility for fiduciaries, and conducts training programs at universities throughout the United States and abroad. The Center for Fiduciary Studies confers the AIF Designation as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®) Designation. AIFA Designees are the only recognized professionals trained to perform fiduciary assessments, which measure how well investment professionals are fulfilling the fiduciary duties required of them by the applicable investment legislation, case law, and regulatory opinion letters.

Focus Planning Group advisors provide wealth management solutions to individuals, families, and small business owners. With over 50 years of combined experience, they have the knowledge to help their clients organize and achieve their financial goals. Believing in time-honored values and service, they use a consultative and educational process using behavioral finance with 21st Century cutting edge technology to customize a strategy that fits each client’s unique situation.

About fi360
1Fi360 offers training, tools and resources to promote a culture of fiduciary responsibility and improve the decision making processes of investment fiduciaries – individuals who manage money for others. Fi360 provides investment education and training programs, and develops sophisticated Web-based tools and reporting include the innovative fi360 Fiduciary Score® and the Family Fund Fiduciary Rankings™ for trustees and investment professionals. The Center for Fiduciary Studies confers the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®) professional Designations. For more information on future fi360 events, training programs and fiduciary products, visit http://www.fi360.com.

About the Author: Joseph Carbone, Jr.

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Joseph A. Carbone, Jr., is a wealth advisor and partner of Focus Planning Group. Joseph is an accomplished wealth advisor with extensive experience in portfolio management/research, financial planning, employee benefits, client relationship management, and insurance design. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Dowling College and obtained the Certified Financial Planner™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ Designations.
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