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Ostrofe Financial awarded accredited investment fiduciary award

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Ostrofe Financial receives fiduciary award

Allen F. Ostrofe of Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. in Grass Valley, has been awarded the accredited investment fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.

The AIF designation signifies training in fiduciary responsibility and follows a two-day course and examination. The Center for Fiduciary Studies is the first full-time training and research facility for fiduciaries.

The Center, associated with the Center for Executive Education, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and University of Pittsburgh, teaches fiduciary standards of care and investment best practices designed for investment professionals. They also offer an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation to signify the ability to perform fiduciary assessments.

Programs are offered throughout the year at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Executive Education, Stetson University's Celebration Campus in Orlando, Fla., the University of Washington in Seattle, Rice University in Houston and the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania's West Campus in San Francisco.

Courses are also available internationally in Canada, Singapore, New Zealand,and Australia.

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For more information on future events, training programs and fiduciary products, visit http://www.fi360.com.

— Submitted to The Union

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LOS ANGELES — A new Field Poll says many Californians are only vaguely familiar with details of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, even though enrollment starts in October.

The survey released Tuesday finds about one in four state voters knows little or nothing about the Affordable Care Act.

Another 60 percent say they are "somewhat knowledgeable" about the overhaul, which was signed into law in 2010.

The findings do not isolate the uninsured people who could be pulled under the umbrella of new coverage. However, they broadly suggest that details of the program remain foggy to many voters even if they support its intent.

Overall, 53 percent of California voters support the law. The telephone poll of 1,200 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

— Associated Press

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