Tom Pontrello has been a Registered Representative since 1988. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner since 1990. He has voluntarily agreed to meet rigorous education, examination and experience standards required of CFP® certificants. He participates in ongoing professional education. And, he strives to follow a strict code of professional ethics and standards of practice. The standards he adheres to are promulgated and enforced by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. CFP Board refers to these standards as “the 4Es.”
- Education. He completed an education requirement to demonstrate to CFP Board that he has the theoretical and practical financial planning knowledge to practice personal financial planning. In addition, every two years, he completes a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education to stay current with developments in the field.
- Examination. He passed a 10 hour exam administered by CFP Board to test his understanding of the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits, retirement planning, estate planning, investment management and insurance.
- Experience. Before earning the CFP(R) certification, he fulfilled a minimum of three years’ experience in the financial planning process.
- Ethics. He agrees to abide by CFP Board’s “Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.” The “Code of Ethics” requires CFP(R) certificants to act fairly and diligently, with integrity and objectivity, when providing financial planning services to clients. He also has agreed to submit to background checks by CFP Board and have agreed to disclose any investigation or legal proceedings related to my professional or business conduct.
Mr. Pontrello has lived in the WNY area his whole life. In his free time, he loves doing things with his 2 children. For hobbies, he enjoys listening to live music, fishing in the summer and watching and playing sports. Tom truly loves his job and working with so many wonderful people, helping them obtain their financial goals.