Morgan Stanley and Fiduciary: Never the Twain Shall Meet?
Statements of values or virtues don’t instill a corporate culture. Compensation policies and budgets do.
Advisors Can Define the New Fiduciary Advisor/Client-Centric Paradigm
Five reasons advisors will value Best Practices and join the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's Registry of Fiduciary Advisors.
Fiduciary September 2016: The Rise of Consumerism
Eight years after the global financial crisis, there remains little discussion suggesting investor “distrust” is a serious concern deserving of advisor attention and concrete solutions.
Does Banking Deserve Its Bronze Medal From the WSJ?
The Wall Street Journal’s take on the public’s feelings about Wall Street squanders a huge opportunity to address consumers' continuing distrust of the industry.
Celebrate July 4 — and Speak Out for Fiduciaries
Enjoy the barbecue, and also vow to speak out and help ensure industry lobbyists don’t become the public face of fiduciary advisors.
Extraordinary Study Reveals Widespread Broker Misconduct
But the academics also create some confusion in using the nomenclature "financial advisers" when they mean "brokers."
Why Trump and Sanders Matter to Financial Advisors
Both voters and investors are showing their loss of trust and confidence in established institutions, Knut Rostad writes.
Debate on Fiduciary Is Over; Battle for ‘Best Interest’ Rages On
The debate on fiduciary duties ended with the DOL rule win. The battle continues over the meaning of fiduciary and “best interest.”
The Good News for Fiduciary Advice in 2015
Avoding a legislative undoing of the Dept. of Labor's fiduciary definition under ERISA may be the best news for fiduciary advice since 2007.
Brokers' Views on DOL Fiduciary Rule Seem to Diverge From Their BDs'
Broker-dealer firms generally and overwhelmingly reject the Dept. of Labor's BICE requirement as “unworkable." Their reps are not so negative.