NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NFP Advisor Services Group, which serves independent financial advisors by offering broker-dealer and asset management products and services, and is a business segment of National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, held its annual Ascend financial advisor conference today in Orlando, FL. At the conference, NFP Advisor Services Group announced an agreement with Forefield, a division of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) and its commitment to the Financial Services Institute (FSI).
The agreement with Forefield will provide advisors with a complimentary suite of web-based education and client communication solutions including:
Forefield Advisor™ is a sales, education, and client communication tool that assists financial advisors in delivering current, concise and compliant resources to their clients. Forefield Advisor provides access to more than 3,000 resources made up of over 2,300 articles, 200 illustrations and tables, 200 interactive calculators, and over 400 presentations. Resources are continuously updated to reflect current industry trends and are written to assist clients in complying with FINRA requirements and current legislation.Forefield Newsletters is a full-featured, monthly financial planning newsletter service offered to both independent financial advisors and financial institutions. The Forefield Newsletter service allows financial advisors and institutions to create customized, FINRA-reviewed and fully branded newsletters for clients. Forefield CE is an online continuing education service where advisors can earn the credits necessary to satisfy their CE requirements for many popular accreditations. Commenting on the Forefield announcement, James Poer, President, NFP Advisor Services Group said, "We are pleased to partner with Broadridge, continuing our efforts to provide our advisors rich content that they can personalize and use to build a customized marketing library to help grow their business." In addition, NFP Advisor Services Group is providing its more than 1,400 advisors with a complimentary membership to the Financial Services Institute (FSI). FSI advocates on behalf of independent financial advisors and financial services firms. Advisors will benefit from access to analyses of regulatory and legislative proposals; direct links to communicate with legislators and regulators; and monthly advocacy updates.