Bob Veres is editor and publisher of the Inside Information guide to trends and innovations in the profession, author of The New Profession, and contributing editor and columnist for Financial Planning magazine. As a journalist, he has won several national awards, including the Jesse H. Neal Award from the American Business Media group, considered the most prestigious editorial honor in the field of specialized journalism, and the Azbee Award of Excellence from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Over his 36-year career in the financial services world, Mr. Veres has worked as editor of Financial Planning magazine; as a contributing editor to the Journal of Financial Planning; as a columnist and editor-at-large of Investment Advisor magazine; and as editor of Morningstar's advisor web site: MorningstarAdvisor.com. He is a sought-out speaker for many of the planning world's most important professional conferences. In addition, Mr. Veres co-produces the Insider's Forum conference for independent financial advisory firms. Mr. Veres has been named one of the most influential people in the financial planning profession by Investment Advisor magazine and Financial Planning magazine, was granted the Special Achievement Award for service to the profession by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award from the Denver-based Financial Planning Association. In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Veres has authored four novels: Song of the Universe, The Root of All Evil, Conversations With My Daughter and South of Maya.