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.
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.