The number of Certified Financial Planner Professionals worldwide surpassed 213,000 for the first time. This is a tenfold increase since 1990 when the qualification was first internationalized.
The number of CFP professionals worldwide has grown by nearly 5% over the past year to 9,690 as of December 2022.
The Denver-based Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the standard-setting body for certified financial planner qualifications outside the United States, today reported new numbers.
The Americas and Asia-Pacific region saw the largest increase in CFP professionals in 2022.
The top six growing markets for CFP professionals are:
1. People’s Republic of China3,382 CFP professionals by FPSB China increased by 30,182 at the end of the year, the second largest CFP community in the world.
2. AmericaCFP Board increased 3,082 CFP professionals in year-end counts to 95,137, the largest community of CFP professionals in the world
3. BrazilPlanejar – Associação Brasileira de Planejamento Financeiro increased from 1,245 CFP professionals to 8,630 at the end of the year.
Four. Japanan increase of 1,034 CFP professionals by the Japan Financial Planners Association, bringing the year-end count to 25,098
Five. CanadaFP Canada added 462 CFP professionals to 17,259 at the end of the year.
6. Chinese Taipei410 CFP professionals increased by 2,842 at the end of the year by the Financial Planning Association of Taiwan.
Last year, the six regions with double-digit growth in the number of CFP professionals were Thailand (21.1%), Brazil (16.9%), Chinese Taipei (16.9%), Israel (16.6%), and the People’s Republic of China ( 12.6%). ) and Singapore (10.8%).
There are approximately 1,000 CFP professionals in the UK, where the Chartered Financial Planner qualification offered by the competing PFS/CII is the most adopted financial planner qualification. In the UK, the CFP designation is provided by his CISI Professional Agency.
FPSB’s new CEO, Dante De Gori CFP, said:
“Our strong global community of CFP professionals means people around the world have access to financial planning from people committed to rigorous standards of competence, ethics and practice. With economic uncertainty and rising costs of living affecting so many people, increasing access to financial planning advice can help individuals and families reach their goals and achieve financial well-being. It’s most important to help you stay on track to do.”