Irving, Texas (April 2, 2003) - H.D. Vest Financial Services, the broker/dealer firm founded by Herb Vest, who is credited with pioneering the idea of accountants as financial planners, marks its 20th anniversary this year.

Vest, who first made the case for tax and accounting professionals as financial advisors back in 1983, when most states prohibited CPAs from receiving commissions for offering their clients investment products, is known as a major contributor to efforts to overturn state regulations.

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