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.
The October Surprise and the Campaign for BICE
Let’s hope the “BICE or not to BICE” campaign is more edifying than the other campaign that is, thankfully, finally ending.
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."