Royal Oak, MI, October 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Randall Hoover of Hoover and Associates 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 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.
Hoover, a resident of Beverly Hills, MI an independent financial planner and insurance agent for Hoover and Associates, in Royal Oak, MI. Hoover offers complete insurance, financial, and employee benefit planning services.
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.
Hoover and Associates offers complete insurance, financial, and employee benefit planning services. As a fully independent financial firm, they represent over 100 service providers. They research the marketplace and customize their recommendations based on their clients individual needs and goals. Their team of professionals is dedicated to providing guidance, vision, and customer care that is required in every phase of planning. Their goal is to service their clients' business and personal needs, focusing on solutions that emphasize convenience, practicality, and ingenuity.
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 www.fi360.com.
Securities offered through Sigma Financial, Corp. Member FINRA/SIPC.
Investment advisory services offered through Sigma Planning Corporation, a registered investment advisor.
Hoover and Associates is independent of Sigma Financial Corporation.