In a Watershed Year for Fiduciary Standard, Reviewing the Arguments
At the start of Fiduciary September, a reminder on what’s at stake for advisors and investors. Is it time for a feistier fiduciary standard?
Bullard’s Blistering Critique of House Fiduciary Plan Offers Way Forward
A congressional hearing in late May showcased the latest arguments against SEC fiduciary rulemaking.
First Investor Protection Test for SEC’s White: FINO Over Fiduciary?
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard argues that SEC assumptions would usher in the era of the FINO—fiduciary in name only.
Four More Years? Fiduciary Proponents Need to Regroup
To prevent four more years of fiduciary gridlock in Washington, proponents of the fiduciary standard for all need to regroup. Proposed: four steps to change the discussion.
Is Kitces Right on When a CFP’s Fiduciary Duty Should Apply?
Advancing the discussion, Michael Kitces urges the CFP Board to abandon its approach of limiting when a fiduciary standard should apply to certificants.
CFP Board: Let CFPs Vote on the Future of Financial Planning’s Character
The CFP Board should affirm the fiduciary duty's importance to CFPs and welcome a referendum of its designees to determine its way forward.
The State of Investor Trust, or Distrust, Fiduciary and the CFP Board
Is the argument over a fiduciary standard for all advice-givers, and the CFP Board's position on a fiduciary standard for CFPs, missing the bigger point?
HighTower Advisors: The New Face of Fiduciary?
Does any advisor have "zero conflicts of interest?"
On Dodd-Frank’s 2nd Birthday, Should Investors Celebrate?
Individual investors have not witnessed dramatic regulatory changes favoring investors over the past two years, but they seem to be voting with their assets, moving them more toward fiduciary advisors.
The Times Editorial, Fiduciary Duty and the Levitt Rule
What is unethical? Not a broker-dealer that sells proprietary product, but one that just meets fair-dealing suitability rules while simultaneously telling investors that “We always place our clients first.”