SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove native Mark Durrenberger has earned the financial planning industry’s highest qualification: the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation.
Candidates for the ChFC® designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.
The ChFC® program of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., prepares professionals to meet the advanced financial needs of individuals, professionals and small-business owners. ChFC® professionals can identify and establish specific goals and then formulate, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. They provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics, including financial planning, wealth accumulation, estate planning, individual income taxation, life and health insurance, business taxation and planning, investments and retirement planning.
Durrenberger was raised in Sugar Grove, where he continues to be involved in his local community. He graduated from Kaneland High School and then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he received a degree in mathematics and economics. He is currently working as a financial advisor with New England Financial, a MetLife company that focuses on relationshipbased financial planning. Durrenberger hopes to build a financial planning practice that will allow him to build lifelong relationships with his clients and other financial professionals in the community.