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Financial Planning Ethics Expert Witness Marguerita Cheng

Marguerita Cheng, CFP®, CRPC®, RICP®, CDFA™
Chief Executive Office
9841 Washingtonian Blvd. #200
Gaithersburg MD 20878
USA
phone: 301-502-5306
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Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP®, CRPC®, RICP®, CDFA™, Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth, is a Certified Financial Planning Expert with 18 years of experience. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, she was a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial and an Analyst and Editor at Towa Securities in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Cheng is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, a Retirement Income Certified Professional® and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Ms. Cheng helps educate the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She served on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board of Directors from 2013 – 2015 and is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA). 

Marguerita Cheng CNBC Interview on Social Security 

Awards and Honors - Ms. Cheng is a recipient of the Ameriprise Financial Presidential Award for Quality of Advice and the prestigious Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100, a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews, and a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE®) by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC).

Litigation Support - Ms. Cheng serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and subject matter expert for CFP Board, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP® Certification Examination. She also volunteers for CFP Board Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC) hearings. Services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant include financial due diligence, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Litigation Expertise:

  • Financial Planning Issues
  • Social Security
  • Elder Financial Abuse
  • Financial Planner Standard of Care
  • Financial Planner Code of Ethics
  • Investor Rights
6/20/2018 · Finance
With the aging of the U.S. population, financial exploitation and abuse of seniors is a serious and growing problem. According to the FBI, scammers tend to target the aging population because they are more likely to have excellent credit and substantial savings.

Marguerita Cheng, CFP
Divided into four sections, the 12 tips in the book are designed to help readers: * Know how they actually think about wealth (you may surprise yourself) * Know how to better understand what messages they’ve been sent by parents, media, and society about wealth — some of which may be keeping them from actually being wealthy * Know how the wealth management world works * Know how to balance love, money — and their increasing wealth
7/16/2018
"Investopedia Names Marguerita Cheng One of Investopedia's Top 100 Financial Advisors of 2018"