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.
4 Ways to Strengthen BICE in DOL’s Fiduciary Rule
The Labor Department’s proposed rule is historic and can be improved by industry suggestions, as long that input doesn’t weaken the rule.
What Fiduciary Advocates Can Learn From SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage
Extensive discussion, and personalization, of a once taboo topic moved public opinion before the Supreme Court ruling.
The WSJ’s Public Service on Fiduciary Standard: Lifting the Veil
The five arguments made by Journal editors that they got partly wrong, wrong and confused and just plain wrong.
Fiduciary Best Practices: Talking to the Mailman in Kansas City
While our Best Practices are crafted mainly to help investors evaluate financial professionals, they also serve a larger purpose.