Paul Curley is Director of Savings Research at ISS Market Intelligence, where he oversees data, research, consulting and events on 529 savings plans, 529 prepaid plans and ABLE accounts for institutional clients. He is also the Editor of the 529 Dash e-newsletter and 529 Insiders website for advisors, accountants and estate planners.
Mr. Chapleau, a member of the Bar in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, is a recognized expert in the field of Section 529 college savings plans and 529A disability savings plans. He has advised clients for more than seventeen (17) years in connection with fifty (50) state-run investment plans across twenty-seven (27) states. Mark is an active member of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committees of the College Savings Foundation and the College Savings Plan Network, which both educate the public on college savings plans and ABLE Plans. In addition, Mark is a frequent speaker on, and moderator of, panel discussions at college savings and disability savings plan conferences. Mark provides consulting, counseling, representation, and training services to 529 and 529A program managers, state agencies, non-profits, law firms, and individuals on a wide range of matters. His goal is to make the laws and regulations surrounding tax-advantaged college savings and disability plans understandable so that stakeholders may take full advantage of these powerful financial tools. Mark leverages more than twenty-nine years of experience in the financial services industry to (i) navigate Plan clients through applicable tax, securities regulatory, and other legal issues; (ii) draft and negotiate required contracts; and (iii) prepare program offering documents and other marketing disclosures. Mark is a former member of Weston Patrick, PA, and the former President and General Counsel of Upromise Investments, one of the nation’s leading Section 529 college savings and ABLE program managers. Upromise Investments was subsequently sold to Ascensus. Mark is a former FINRA-licensed General Securities Representative (Series 7) and General Securities Principal (Series 24). Prior to Upromise Investments, Mark was a Senior Legal Counsel at Fidelity Investments.
Part of ISS Market Intelligence, the 529 & ABLE Solutions deliver 529 and ABLE market data, research, events and digital products and services for institutional organizations. Services include proprietary data aggregation and analysis of 529 savings plans, 529 prepaid plans and ABLE accounts as well as weekly, quarterly and annual business intelligence publications covering the college financial planning market.