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Ashley Benton-Cooper Receives NRS Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® Designation

Published: 07/27/2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO – (July 2021) – Planned Financial Services (PFS), a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) located in Brecksville, Ohio is pleased to announce that Client Liaison and Compliance Specialist, Ashley Benton-Cooper, received the NRS Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® (IACCP®) designation. The designation is awarded to knowledgeable, experienced individuals who complete an instructor-led program of in-person and/or online study, pass a certifying examination, and meet its work experience, ethics and continuing education requirements.

“We are very proud of Ashley’s hard work and dedication to increasing her professional knowledge and education in a manner that benefits her career goals, as well as our team members and clients,” said PFS president and founder, Frank Fantozzi, CPA, MST, PFS, CDFA, AIF®. “This designation not only differentiates Ashley among her industry peers but attests to the high standards of integrity and regulatory compliance we seek to bring to all of our business and client interactions.”

Ashley joined the Planned Financial Services team in 2018, bringing diverse experience in client relations, audit, accounting and compliance. As a client liaison and compliance specialist, she plays an integral role in client onboarding and servicing, as well as firm administration, process management and compliance oversight to help ensure a consistently exceptional experience for each client.

The IACCP® designation signifies intermediate-level knowledge of investment adviser regulation and compliance best practices, and adherence to nationally recognized professional standards and ethical leadership. Exhaustive certification and course development, together with expert instructors and facilitators from the compliance, legal, regulatory, financial industry, and academic sectors, help ensure that individuals earning the IACCP designation have been trained, tested and certified to meet high industry professional standards.

About Planned Financial Services

Planned Financial Services is an Ohio-based, independent financial planning and wealth management firm located in Brecksville, Ohio that focuses on high-net-worth business owners. The firm has had a strong presence in Northeast Ohio since 1994, advises clients in multiple states,  and employs nine team members. Additionally, the firm provides individuals, families, and businesses access to a full suite of financial, advisory, investment, Complete Family Office (CFO)SM and Personal CFOTM services to help improve their Return on Life® through proactive financial and investment advice that is relevant, objective, and actionable. This approach combines insightful analysis with personalized financial strategies and investment advice. For additional information about PFS, please visit

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