Financial Services Innovator George Kinder Awarded Transparency Trophy

Boston, MA – George Kinder, father of the Life Planning movement in financial planning and founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning is the latest recipient of the Transparency Task Force’s Transparency Trophy for his decades-long dedication to increasing authenticity and consumer-centric thinking in the financial services sector.

The Transparency Task Force, a UK based group committed to bringing together professionally-minded individuals and ethically-led organizations, presented the award at their first United States event in Boston’s Financial District on September 28th. The Transparency Trophy was created to honor those in the financial services sector who seek to expose and correct the predatory opacity that exists within the financial industry.

From the Transparency Trophy award description:

“The Transparency Task Force awards a Transparency Trophy to individuals who are helping to ‘lead the way’ towards a more transparent financial services sector. They and their organisations are key to demonstrating exemplary behaviour to the rest of the market.”

Andy Agathangelou, founding chair of the Transparency Task Force, is in talks to expand his organization’s symposiums to major cities throughout the United States. He can be contacted for comment by email at

George Kinder is currently booking speaking events across the United States and the United Kingdom in anticipation of the release of his new book A Golden Civilization which addresses how to create a civilization that thrives with freedom for all for thousands of years. He begins with the economic and political crises of our time and the concomitant distrust of financial advisers and politicians. Ranging from media to leadership to markets and democracies and with a core focus on financial advice, Kinder looks for the systems and structures that could sustainably produce a Golden Civilization for thousands of generations.

In November, Kinder will be delivering training courses to financial professionals who wish to join the 3000 advisers in 30 countries on six continents who have already earned the Registered Life Planner® designation. Information on details and registration can be found at You can also find him at the Personal Finance Society Festival of Financial Planning highlighting a panel of Life Planners speaking about “Implementing true Financial Life Planning.” Registration for the Festival of Financial Planning can be found here: