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.
Why the Industry, and Consumers, Need Best Practices for Financial Advisors
Consumers need to know who they are working with and what they can expect from their advisors at all times.
Fiduciary September 2015: A Historic Time for Fiduciary Advice
Reclaim your Advisers Act heritage, urges the Institute for The Fiduciary Standard, and tell your story to investors in the public square.
Time for Wall Street to Show Investors Their Trust Matters
Next week’s DOL hearings will provide firms with the public forum to demonstrate their support for a workable best interest standard.