Why You Can’t Be ‘Three-Quarters of a Fiduciary’
Former SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar’s comments reverberate more loudly today, as fiduciary rules at DOL, SEC and CFP Board come into focus.
When Are We Going to Get There?
Google the phrase, “When are we going to get there?” and the message in Jason Zweig’s weekend column stares you in the face.
Will CFP Board Make History?
The standards move financial planners towards professionalism on a number of fronts, but more steps need to be taken in three areas.
New CFP Board Standards Are a Good Step, but What’s Next?
Make no mistake — CFP Board’s proposal is a good first step; the big question, perhaps the only question, is what step comes next.
How Should CFP Board Raise Its Standards?
The CFP Board announced Tuesday that it will release a draft of proposed changes to its Standards of Professional Conduct on June 20.
Secretary Acosta, Candor and the DOL Rule
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s Wall Street Journal op-ed last week on the DOL fiduciary rule is a public service.
The Fiduciary Standard: What Would Peter Drucker Say?
In the end, fiduciary best practices for all advisors are about leadership. Are you a leader?
What DOL Fiduciary Victory Feels Like: The Texas Court Decision
Seven challenges to the DOL fiduciary rule were noted and refuted in Judge Barbara Lynn's decision.
How President Trump’s Conflicts Can Help RIAs
The issues around the president's conflicts of interest can serve as a wake-up call to clients unaware of their broker's conflicts.
In DOL/Post-DOL Fiduciary World, RIAs Need to Re-Differentiate
How RIAs should respond to what's likely to be a new wave of deregulation.