• On April 18th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a report highlighting problems with so-called "senior designation" credentials that many financial advisers use to market their services to older Americans. The Bureau found that there are more than 50 different senior designations that financial advisers use to indicate that they have advanced training or expertise in the financial needs of older consumers. These designations can confuse older consumers, who are already at risk for deception and fraud. The report, entitled "Senior Designations for Financial Advisers: Reducing Consumer Confusion and Risks," includes recommendations to Congress and state and federal securities regulators. CFPB Press Release.