Boston University's Call for Papers on Fiduciary Duty

In the flurry of activity in August calling for comment and thought leadership about fiduciary duty of advisors toward investors, there has been some confusion about when and where to submit articles and papers on this topic. Although the SEC's comment period closed on August 30, the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law and The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard are still accepting submissions for their joint "Call for Papers."

Papers on all points of view on the fiduciary discussion are requested. The deadline is August 31.

Some practitioners have been reticent to submit their articles or papers because they thought only academic papers were invited--but this call welcomes academic and practitioners' papers. For more details, and to submit your paper, please click here or go to:

"Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law, in cooperation with The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard, invites papers from scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals for 1,250- to 4,000-word paper contributions to an issue slated for publication during the Fall of 2010. This issue focuses on the application of fiduciary duties to the delivery of investment advice as potentially impacted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act."

The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard will hold a Public Policy Forum in Washington DC on September 24, "The Fiduciary Standard in a Brokerage Setting," co-sponsored by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Financial Services Institute, and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. The Forum is intended to discuss the leading papers and thought leadership from all angles of the debate about extending the fiduciary standard to brokers who provide advice to investors.

Comments? Please send them to Kate McBride, AIF(R), is editor in chief of Wealth Manager and a member of The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.

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