ERISA Fiduciary Advisors, Inc. (EFA) is CEFEX certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX #CFX10049) as an Advisor as defined by the 2006 Pension Protection Act (PPA). The PPA requires that "eligible investment advice arrangements" between plan sponsors and fiduciary advisers be independently audited on an annual basis. The annual certification process involves a detailed assessment of operational data, procedures and client documents. CEFEX certification is based on a Standard of Excellence describing fiduciary practices for Investment Managers, Advisors, Fiduciary Advisers (as per the PPA), and Stewards (Plan Sponsors, Endowments, Foundations.Initial Registration Date: 10/10/2007. Current Registration Date: 02/11/2014.
CEFEX is an independent global assessment and certification organization. CEFEX provides comprehensive assessments as measures of risk and trustworthiness of investment fiduciaries. A CEFEX assessment includes confidential reviews of an organization’s practices by an independent Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA). The process uses the ISO 19011 audit standard, an internationally recognized standard for testing process management systems. The assessment is documented by the AIFA® and subject to review by the CEFEX Registration Committee comprised of independent fiduciary experts.
Please visit www.cefex.org for additional information.