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The PlanPlus 4th Annual Global Financial Planning Awards Opened April 1

PlanPlus is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th annual PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Awards competition. This competition rewards excellence in financial planning and brings global recognition to three financial planners from three different regions of the world, to acknowledge their outstanding contributions to the industry.

Toronto, Canada, April 14, 2016 --( Financial planners from all countries are encouraged to participate by submitting a copy of a comprehensive plan that has been prepared for and presented to a real client. Their panel of expert judges will evaluate each plan submitted based on the pertinence, quality and breadth of the analysis and recommendations contained therein. PlanPlus will underwrite the cost of an all-expenses paid trip to the Financial Planning Association’s Annual Conference held at the end of September 2016 in Baltimore Maryland, USA for each of the three winners, where they will be presented their awards.

“Three new country-specific competitions that feed into the 2016 Global Financial Planning Awards competition were launched this yea,r" said John Page, Awards Chair. "Canada, Germany and Singapore have now joined Malaysia, which launched its Planner of the Year Award competition in 2015. PlanPlus thanks the founding and supporting sponsors in each of these countries for their invaluable help in getting these competitions off the ground. From the outset our objective was to use the PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Awards as a way to show how high the bar is set in terms of the quality of the work done by financial planners around the world, and we felt that having country-specific competitions feeding into the global competition was a great way to keep raising this bar," said Page.

“We created the PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Awards three years ago to showcase financial planning at its best, and are more than pleased with the results so far - the plans submitted just keep getting better year after year,” said Shawn Brayman, PlanPlus President and CEO. “The Global Planning Awards garner a lot of media attention both from within and outside of the financial services industry, and we believe they help increase awareness of the important role planners play in ensuring their clients' future financial wellbeing. We are honored to underwrite this competition and thank everyone who has contributed to make it a success."

They invite financial planners who are interested in participating to register soon in order to have adequate time to prepare their submissions. More information about the Global Financial Planning Awards can be found at

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PlanPlus Inc. has developed software tools and training for the past 25 years for use by financial institutions, professional advisors and the consuming public to perform "personal financial and investment planning". PlanPlus has become a world-recognized firm with its groundbreaking software PlanPlus Planit and industry-leading training and service offerings in over 30 countries and in multiple languages. For more information, visit:

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