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CFA Institute And Ascendant Compliance Partner To Offer "Claritas Investment Certificate"

SALISBURY, Conn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "I am thrilled to announce the participation of Ascendant Compliance Management in offering the CFA Institute's new educational opportunity for our customers, consultants and friends," noted Jon Higgins, CEO of Ascendant Compliance Management.

The new Claritas Investment Certificate from CFA Institute is a comprehensive global education program designed to provide clarity and understanding on the essentials of the financial services industry. The program is intended for those who work in association with investment decision-makers, including compliance professionals (Sales & Marketing, Client Services, Consultant Relations, Operations, IT, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance). The program is an online, self-study program and will offer a computer-based exam.

Ascendant is one of the few partners for this pilot program. Higgins stated, "It's an amazing opportunity, to be able to offer our clients the ability to be the first to experience this new benchmark in industry knowledge and education.  It's a perfect fit with our core values and emphasis on educating and guiding the industry, as partners in compliance."

For more information, and to register for the program, please contact Ascendant Compliance at 860-435-2255 or email

About Ascendant:

Ascendant Compliance Management is located in Salisbury, CT, with offices in New York City and San Francisco, CA.  Ascendant offers integrated compliance and business solutions for investment advisers, broker dealers, and hedge and private equity funds and provides educational conferences and online training.  For more information on Ascendant's services, such as annual reviews, mock audits, compliance or IT risk assessments, etc., or to sign up for email alerts or the free ComplianceCasts Minute podcast series, please visit their website at or call 860-435-2255.

CONTACT: Melissa Melari, +1-203-560-0898,

SOURCE Ascendant Compliance Management

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