More On Legal & Compliancefrom The Advisor's Professional Library
- Suitability and Fiduciary Duty Recommending suitable investments is more than just a regulatory obligation. Many investors bring cases claiming lack of suitability, so RIAs must continuously put the onus on clients to notify the advisor of changes in their financial situation.
- Conducting Due Diligence of Sub-Advisors and Third-Party Advisors Engaging in due-diligence of sub-advisors isnt just a recommended best practice it is part of the fiduciary obligation to a client. An RIA should be extremely reluctant to enter a relationship with a sub-advisor who claims the firms strategy is proprietary.
AIG, the giant insurer that was nationalized by the government because of its exposure to subprime mortgages, said that it has used $90.3 billion of the credit line it received from the Federal Reserve Bank in September. On October 22, AIG's government-appointed CEO, Edward Liddy, said AIG may need more than $122.8 billion to continue operations.
There were published reports that two additional U.S.-based insurers--MetLife, which reports earnings October 29, and Prudential--might seek government funds from the Treasury Department's $700 billion purse to shore up their operations.
In The Netherlands, the big insurer Aegon--parent company of TransAmerica--said it might take advantage of the Dutch government's capital injection program that ING has already tapped into.