Standard & Poor's Financial Communications Announces Strategic Partnership with Cannon Financial Institute

Leading firms join together to offer professional, innovative tool that allows wealth management professionals to create and send electronic newsletters quickly and easily. Top quality, FINRA-reviewed educational articles are included.

Oct 18, 2010, 10:00 ET from Standard & Poor’s Financial Communications

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Financial Communications, a division of McGraw-Hill Professional in collaboration with Standard & Poor's, today announced a partnership with Cannon Financial Institute, a leader in financial services industry education for over 45 years and the purveyor of the Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS) designation.  

A Certified Wealth Strategist® may now subscribe at a special affiliate rate to Newsletter OnDemand, a professional newsletter creation tool from Standard & Poor's Financial Communications. Using this innovative tool, professionals can customize, publish, and send high quality electronic newsletters to prospects and clients in minutes.  

"This partnership continues our commitment to provide the highest quality tools and solutions to our clients," said Shane O'Neill, Executive Vice President and Director of Strategy of Cannon.  "Advisors are increasingly challenged to differentiate themselves in the market and run their practice more effectively.  Standard & Poor's tool is the solution, and a key ingredient for a successful marketing and communication plan."    

Key Features

  • An extensive library of FINRA-reviewed articles, with new articles added monthly.
  • Market and economic analysis from Standard & Poor's.
  • Integration with Web sites and Facebook business profile.
  • Numerous personalization and branding options.
  • An easy-to-use platform and more!

"Cannon Financial Institute is in the business of helping advisors to build better relationships with their clients through extensive training and certifications. They are educating the next generation of top producers," said Larry McQuaid, vice president and general manager of Standard & Poor's Financial Communications. "Our Newsletter OnDemand is a perfect fit for their audience: a dynamic, smart tool for dynamic, smart professionals."

A CWS® may access this tool by visiting and logging into MYCWS.

About Standard & Poor's Financial Communications

Standard & Poor's Financial Communications, a division of McGraw-Hill Professional in collaboration with Standard & Poor's, is a leading provider of print and Web-based content and services for financial services firms. Its offerings include investor education, retirement plan services, advisor communication tools, marketing productivity tools, and custom communications. As part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, S&P Financial Communications leverages world-class content and data from leading brands such as Standard & Poor's and McGraw-Hill Education. The division is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information is available at

About Certified Wealth Strategist

Obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation provides financial services professionals with the technical knowledge, practice management know-how and the critical client communication skills to create and build a wealth advisory practice that works effectively for clients with more complex wealth issues. The Certified Wealth Strategist® education and designation are provided by Cannon Financial Institute, in which the CWS® Board of Standards awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

About Cannon Financial Institute

Cannon Financial Institute is the premier provider of professional development solutions for the world's top financial organizations.  Our instructors and consultants have earned a reputation for delivering comprehensive solutions that are focused, relevant, and strategically invaluable.  Our clients consistently -- and immediately -- see dramatic results and improved productivity from students who have experienced our professional development solutions.  As a result, hundreds of Financial Services companies have chosen Cannon as their long-term strategic partner for increasing market share, maximizing profitability, and reducing liability.

SOURCE Standard & Poor’s Financial Communications