WHAT IS CEFEX?
The Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX®) is an independent assessment and certification organization with a mission to promote and verify excellence by assessing and certifying conformity to high professional standards of conduct in the investment management industry.
CEFEX assessment is based on the international standard, ISO 19011: Guidelines for auditing management system. The assessment is evidence-based, and all work is reviewed by the CEFEX Registration Committee to ensure impartiality and consistency
The independent CEFEX Investment Advisor certification demonstrates a firm's fiduciary excellence, adherence to the standard of prudent practices for investment advisors, determines the trustworthiness of investment fiduciaries, and positions advisors and their firms to earn the public's trust.
LESTNA RETIREMENT IS A
Lestna Retirement is among a select group of retirement plan and investment advisors who have successfully completed the fiduciary assessment and was issued the following by the CEFEX Registration Committee:
WHY IT MATTERS
Adherence to Fiduciary Standard
CEFEX advisory firms adhere to the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence. This means they act in the best interest of investors. This is contrasted with a firm that lacks a fiduciary process or operates according to a ‘suitability’ standard. Adherence to the fiduciary standard can be the foundation for the trust placed in Advisors by their clients, whether individual or institutional investors
Verified by Annual
CEFEX advisory firms voluntarily undertake annual audits by independent fiduciary experts. This verifies their adherence to the fiduciary standard and is supplemental to the oversight performed by most financial regulators, who require advisors to meet a minimum compliance standard.
The objective is simple: to protect investors
A CEFEX-certified advisory firm places your interests first and will realize investment objectives sooner, better align investment services to expenses, and be accountable for actions taken. CEFEX certification demonstrates that the firm places a high importance on realizing these benefits
BENEFITS FOR CLIENTS
Far too many advisors operate like black boxes. The prudent process has nothing to hide
Independent fiduciary assessments supplement the advisor’s internal compliance practices and their mandatory statutory regulatory compliance
The CEFEX-certified advisor is earning your business on fiduciary principles