FORT LAUDERDALE – Associated Financial Consultants & Investor Services, the independent, wealth management, insurance and employee benefits firm that launched in South Florida in 1972, is pleased to announce that their in-house CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Luana Mobley Corral, has been designated as a NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor.
Corral is the only current financial advisory member with the Miami-based broker dealer, Investacorp, who has been granted membership into the NFLPA’s Financial Advisor Registration Program. Her membership in the NFLPA program is effective immediately.
On November 1, 2017, the NFLPA made amendments to tighten the Regulations and Code of Conduct Governing Registered Player Financial Advisors. Amongst the changes, Individually Registered Player Financial Advisors must be a CFP® professional or a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).
“The registration process with the NFLPA was extensive,” Corral said. “After the NFLPA tightened the program’s regulations, the depth of their due diligence did not go unnoticed.”
“The process was lengthy, and rightfully so. Too many professional athletes are taken advantage of financially,” Corral said. “Our goal is to put the athlete at ease from a financial perspective. As their experienced financial coach, we can provide guidance and education, and help them maintain and grow their wealth for many generations to come. We want them to focus their attention on honing their craft.”
According to the NFL Players Association, there are approximately 200 NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisors across the nation.
In addition to the NFLPA Financial Advisor Registration Program, Corral is leading the charge at Associated’s Sports & Entertainment Division, which was launched in 2017 after sports industry veteran Evan Vladem joined the firm. Vladem came to Associated from the global sports marketing and sponsorship agency rEvolution in Chicago. He has served in roles with the NFL, MLB, NCAA and Arena Football League. Vladem has also worked with one of the world’s most renowned eSports team.
Associated Sports & Entertainment Division also includes Paul Vladem (President of Associated Investor Services; wealth management & investments), Marc Weiss (President of Associated Financial Consultants; insurance & disability protection), and Steve Fraidstern (co-founder of Associated Investor Services; benefit planning).
ABOUT LUANA MOBLEY CORRAL
Luana Corral entered the financial services industry as an advisor in 1990. She became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 1993 and joined Associated in 1995. In addition to the CFP® mark, Luana is licensed to use the following professional marks: Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®), Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC™), Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA™). and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). She has been quoted in the Sun-Sentinel, the Miami Herald, and the South Florida Sun Times, has been interviewed by local affiliate NBC6 and appeared on WLRN’s radio program, Topical Currents.
ABOUT EVAN VLADEM
Evan Vladem spent nearly a decade of working within the sports and entertainment industry before obtaining his Series 7 and Series 66 Licenses. His journey and transition into the financial services industry was featured in Wealth Management Magazine.
ABOUT PAUL VLADEM
Paul Vladem is the President of Associated Investor Services and has been with the firm since September 1989. In 2018, he joined the nation’s top independent financial advisors at the Barron’s Top Independent Advisors Summit for the eighth consecutive year. Paul is a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™).
ABOUT MARC WEISS
Marc Weiss is the President of Associated Financial Consultants. He began his career in 1970 as an agent for Connecticut Mutual Life in Rochester, New York and transitioned from agent to Home Office staff to Agency Supervisor before joining Associated in 1984. As a testament to his expertise in the disability and health insurance arenas, Marc holds the professional mark of Registered Health Underwriter® (RHU®).
ABOUT STEVE FRAIDSTERN
Steve Fraidstern began his career in insurance and employee benefit planning in 1972 and joined Associated in 1981. He has served as President of the South Florida Employee Benefit Council. In May 2015, Financial Times Magazine recognized Steve for his outstanding work in the 401(k) industry as one of the Top 401 Retirement Advisors. Additionally, Associated Investor Services was recognized by Plan Adviser Magazine as part of the Top 100 Teams. Steve is licensed to use the professional marks Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®).
ABOUT ASSOCIATED FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS & INVESTOR SERVICES
Associated Financial Consultants & Investor Services is an independent, financial services firm that launched in South Florida in 1972. Over the past 40 years, the firm has been building a leading reputation in wealth management, investments, employer sponsored retirement plans, employee benefit plans and insurance.
In addition to wealth management, the firm has become a major player in the design, administration and implementation of both employer sponsored retirement plans and employee benefit plans. For more information, visit www.AFC-AIS.com.