Will Success Spoil Indie RIAs?
Private equity capital is pouring into independent RIAs, but there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Titles in Focus (Again)
Is truth in advertising the solution to investor confusion?
Schwab Shows RIAs How to Stand Out
The many shades of independence can create confusion in the minds of investors, but a new ad campaign aims to resolve this.
Full Disclosure: Dalbar’s Plan to Separate Sales from Advice
Led by Lou Harvey, the firm proposes some surprising and significant industry reforms that are worth considering.
Walking the Walk
Former "lobbyist-lite" Knut Rostad tells fiduciary advisors how to stand out.
Does It Really Matter Whether Clients Pay for Financial Planning?
Many of the products or services that we buy in our daily lives come with something that doesn’t appear on the final bill.
The Case of the Mysterious Best-Interest Standard
I recently received an email from an advisor who is upset about Labor's fiduciary rule and came up with some creative ways to express it.
Behind the Numbers
Financial advisors should read the myriad of industry studies and surveys that come out each year with a grain or two of salt.
Show Me the Money: Taking the Fiduciary Debate to the Bottom Line
Part of acting in a client’s best interest is that the advisor must consider the “cost” of the recommended investments.
Is the Fiduciary Standard Really a Political Issue?
I don’t see anything particularly “liberal” about the notion that all professionals should be required to provide advice in the best interest of their clients.