Jan 10, 2023
In Episode #01 of NAPFA Nation, “Talent Pool: Advancing Diversity in the Financial Planning Profession,” we hear from Luis Rosa, CFP®, EA. Rosa came to the U.S. at age 11 from the Dominican Republic. Growing up in New York City, he noticed the lack of financial literacy in his community and was inspired by his parents to work hard and pursue an education. He founded Build a Better Financial Future LLC and is the host of the On My Way to Wealth podcast. In 2019, Rosa was named to the InvestmentNews “40 Under 40” list, Financial Advisor magazine’s “10 Young Advisors to Watch” list, and as Investopedia’s “Top 100 Advisors” list. From participating as an FPA NexGen Ambassador & Host, to speaking at the CFP Board’s Diversity Summit, Rosa uses his platform to help spread financial literacy as well as encourage younger and diverse planners to join and thrive in the industry. He joined NAPFA in May 2020.
Rosa tells us:
Key point: The financial planning industry is woefully underrepresented from a diversity standpoint. In fact, 73% of Certified Financial Planners are white males. Rosa believes that in order to move the financial planning profession forward, the profession must be more representative of the population of our country.
Special Note: In 2023, we rebranded the NAPFA podcast with a new album cover and series title: NAPFA Nation. We are shifting our monthly episodes to bring you inspiring conversations and key insights from leaders in the Fee-Only financial planning profession. Marie Swift, Founder and CEO of Impact Communications, will continue on as host, interviewing a variety of NAPFA members and professionals. You will still be able to find on this channel the 32 Mindset Mastery episodes with respected fiduciary financial planners and allied advocates who are committed to accomplishing great things as they master their own mindset and continue to serve their clients in the best ways possible.