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Misleading Designations?

Senior Specialists: What's in a Name?

Some titles may or may not be granted by a certifying authority.

Some of the fancy titles being used by investment advisors may not mean much. It can be hard to tell whether those initials after someone's name mean they completed a rigorous program of study, passed extensive examinations and have the practical experience required to qualify to receive their designation. Or, did they just pay a few dollars for a fancy designation on their letterhead and the certificate on the office wall? … Back to Article

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