Five Must-Read Fund Items

A quick look at mutual fund news from around the web that every advisor should be following.

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  • 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.  
  • RIAs and Customer Identification Just as RIAs owe a duty to diligently protect their clients’ privacy and guard against theft, firms also play a vital role in customer identification. Although RIAs are not subject to an anti-money laundering rule, securities regulators expect advisors to address these issues in their policies and procedures.

SEC Issues Worthless Warnings on Fund Performance Ads

Forbes.com writer Ahmed Taha analyzes the SEC's warnings to investors about not using a fund's past performance to predict future performance.

Active Management: Is It Time?

WealthManagerWeb.com writer J. Gibson Watson III shares points in favor of active portfolio management.

The Rise Of The Hedged Mutual Fund

Marc L. Ross, CFA, CFP, shares an introduction to hedged mutual funds at Investorpedia.com.

A Brief History of the Mutual Fund

James E. McWhinney offers an excellent summary of mutual funds' emergence and development.

In Pictures: 11 Faith-Based Mutual Funds and ETF Families

Forbes.com gives a great overview of this new development in an unusual format.

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