securities, insurance products, real estate, banking instruments, commodity contracts, derivatives, collectibles or other financial products. Exploring Certified Financial Planners can take time, but it`s time if you`re able to connect with a professional who understands your unique financial situation and needs. Once you have established a working relationship with a PCP, consider checking your progress each year to ensure that the person you have chosen is always right. David M. DeWitt (Indianapolis): In August 2020, the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (Commission) and Mr. DeWitt reached a settlement agreement in which Mr. DeWitt agreed that the CFP Board would suspend his right to use the PSC certification marks ® for six months. In the transaction agreement, Mr. DeWitt agreed to establish that in 2014 he agreed to enter into an Accounting Settlement agreement with the Indiana Securities Commissioner for various acts or malfunctions that caused a client`s Ponzi scheme and did so during his tenure.
Mr. DeWitt also agrees with the findings that he did not disclose the 2014 accounts to the PCP Board of Directors on January 6, 2016 and his requests to renew the CFP Board of January 18, 2018, and that he did not acknowledge his closing of the 2014 accounts to the PCP Board until November 19, 2019. In accordance with the transaction agreement, Mr. DeWitt also agreed to conclude that his conduct was contrary to rules 4.3 and 6.2 of the rules of conduct and that he offered grounds for discipline within the meaning of Article 3, paragraph 3, point (d), 3, point e), and 3 g) of the disciplinary regulations and procedure. As a result, the Commission imposed a six-month suspension on Mr. DeWitt. Mr. DeWitt`s suspension is effective from August 24, 2020 to February 24, 2021. Roshan A. Loungani (Vienna): In May 2020, the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (Commission) issued an order in which Mr.
Loungani obtained a six-month suspension of his right to use the CFP® certification marks. The Commission issued its order after finding that Mr. Loungani had not acted in extreme trust when he recommended and made inappropriate investments for two clients totalling approximately $658,000 in connection with the purchase of the Loungani funds between February 2008 and March 2012; and (b) failed to disclose in writing a general summary of probable conflicts of interest between the client or his company, where he did not disclose the conflict of interest that existed between his duty to clients as an investment advisor and financial planner, or his obligations to loungani Funds as managing director and investment advisor to Loungani funds. The Commission also found that in 2013, one of the two clients filed a lawsuit for FINRA arbitration against Mr. Loungani, which was settled individually by Mr. Loungani at a cost of $48,000. The Commission also found that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and Mr.
Loungani had received a letter of acceptance, waiver and approval (AWC) stating that Mr. Loungani shared customer losses as a result of his behaviour and that he was in violation of the FINRA 2010 rule and his previous NASD 2310 rule. As part of the AWC, Mr. Loungani agreed to impose a two-month suspension of the association with a FINRA member company in any capacity and to reimburse the client for $69,901. The Commission found that Mr. Loungani`s conduct was contrary to rules 1.4, 2.2, 4.3 and 4.5 of the rules of conduct and had given reasons for the discipline covered by Articles 3, point (a) and 3 (d), regulation and disciplinary procedures.