German Financial Planning Competition Announced


National German Financial Planning Competition Announced for 2016

Berlin, GERMANY, November 20, 2015 –PlanPlus Inc. announced the launch of a national German Financial Planning Awards competition starting in 2016 during today’s Financial Planner Forum in Berlin, organized by network financial planner e. V.

Interested planners must submit a financial plan based on a real client case (with the permission of that client), which will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges. Each submission will be judged based on the advisor’s recommendations to their client in order to help them reach their goals and objectives, while keeping the client’s best interests at the forefront.

PlanPlus has sponsored a Global Financial Planning Awards competition for the past 3 years whereby the top scorers receive international recognition and expense paid trips to the Financial Planning Association conference in the US each year. The German competition will provide local recognition and potential entry to the Global Awards finals.

“Creating a competition that will recognize our top financial planners is an important step in raising the bar of planning excellence in Germany”, said Thomas Abel, chairman of network financial planner e. V., one of the largest associations for financial planners in Germany. “The competition not only gives our financial planners a chance to showcase their talents, but also enables the winners to advance to the global arena, where we can see how German planning practices stack up in comparison to the rest of the world. I am looking forward to this learning experience,” said Abel.

The German Awards competition will follow the same rules as the global competition. The judges will include at least 3 judges from Germany and 2 German speaking international judges to help provide a “global best practices” perspective.

“The competition is open to all German financial planners that are members of a recognized financial planning association,” said PlanPlus President, Shawn Brayman. “We are exited to be working with network financial planner e. V. and hope other associations will participate and encourage their members to participate and promote financial planning excellence in Germany,” said Brayman.

More information will be available on the PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Awards website mid December 2015. The general format and submission process will be similar to that of the Global Financial Planning Awards, which can be viewed at

About network financial planner e.V.
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About PlanPlus Inc.
PlanPlus Inc. has developed software tools and training for the over 25 years for use by financial institutions, professional advisors and the consuming public to perform “personal financial and investment planning”. PlanPlus has become a world-recognized firm with its groundbreaking software PlanPlus Planit and industry-leading training and service offerings in over 30 countries and in multiple languages. For more information, visit

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