April Connections Newsletter 2013

The American College - Connections: Inside The DNA of Financial Services
April 2013  

CLU - Advanced Designations and ChFC

The American College worked with client companies last fall to analyze performance for almost 32,000 advisors, determining how holding a CLU® or ChFC® impacts productivity, retention, field leadership and compliance results. The study also examined how the LUTCF training courses impact early career success.

Study results were normalized for advisor career stage, and the data came directly from company sources:

  • Advisors with a CLU® earn an average of 22% more than their peers with no designation.
  • Advisors with a ChFC® earn an average of 51% more than their peers with no designation.
  • 81.4% of compliance issues come from advisors without advanced education.
  • Advisors who complete skills-training programs at The American College in the early years of their career are 72% more productive and have a 90% longer average tenure during the first four years.
  • Field leaders are 59% more likely to hold a CLU® or ChFC® designation.

Now is the perfect time to encourage your colleagues to pursue their professional education.
Click below to read the press release and/or access more information on the study.

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Ten Years In The Hot Seat

Twn Year in the Hot Seat

From the days of maintaining a physical campus to becoming a leader in digital education, The American College has achieved a remarkable transformation in the past decade. Read more about how Dr. Larry Barton,CAP®, President of The American College, sees our institution and industry moving forward.

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Knowledge Summit 2013

The 2013 Knowledge Summit is returning to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three days of can’t-miss industry insight, ideas and innovation.

George WillGeorge Will: Today's most widely read columnist, George Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe.

In 1976, Will became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man's America.

Attend his presentation titled: The Political Argument Today on: Wednesday, 11/20 From: 10:00-11:00

Attention Students: Complete your designation requirements by August 31st and you’ll qualify to walk at Commencement! Click below to learn more about our exciting lineup of sessions and to register for The Knowledge Summit.

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Shawn Britt Shawn Brit, CLU®

April Alumni of the Month

The Alumni of the Month for April 2013 is Shawn Britt, CLU®. Click here to read more about Shawn’s experience and impact on her industry:

Congratulations, Shawn!

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Dr. Solomon S. Huebner

Support Your College Through Annual Giving!

Year after year, Solomon Huebner put funds into a simple savings passbook to launch The American College. His steadfast dedication helped The College develop into the premier educational institution for the financial services profession. Following his example, many generous donors have provided support on an annual basis—which has generated steady funding, while ensuring the success of The American College. These funds are needed each year to maintain The College’s standards of excellence.

Each year, donors support The College through the Annual Giving Campaign.
Join thousands of individuals who proudly support an institution that has grown from offering the CLU® designation, to one that offers two masters programs and 12 professional designations programs, and is launching a PhD program.

Your annual participation makes a difference!Â

Make a donation today using our secure online giving form OR call
Rana McNamara at 610-526-1223.

Thank you for your commitment to the
highest level of professionalism in our field!


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Alumni Travel-Learn Cruise 2014 - New England, Nova Scotia, Quebec

10 Nights October 6-16
Silversea's Silver Whisper

The 18th American College Alumni Cruise will set sail in fall 2014 for the spectacular beauty of New England, Nova Scotia and Quebec – a rare treat aboard a five-star luxury liner to view parts of your world that are close to home, yet a world away.

To learn more and be among the first to receive a pre-announcement invitation, email Bryan.Yackulic@TheAmericanCollege.edu.

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The American College does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP(with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience, and examination requirements.