Monitoring Responsibilities

The financial planning practitioner and client shall mutually define monitoring responsibilities.

The purpose of this Practice Standard is to clarify the role, if any, of the practitioner in the monitoring process. By clarifying this responsibility, the client's expectations are more likely to be in alignment with the level of monitoring services which the practitioner intends to provide.


If engaged for monitoring services, the practitioner shall make a reasonable effort to define and communicate to the client those monitoring activities the practitioner is able and willing to provide. By explaining what is to be monitored, the frequency of monitoring and the communication method, the client is more likely to understand the monitoring service to be provided by the practitioner.


The monitoring process may reveal the need to reinitiate steps of the financial planning process. The current scope of the engagement may need to be modified