Is the Profession Really Concerned With Rebuilding Investor Trust?
A broader discussion of the trust imperative for the advisory profession—and the appropriate subsequent concrete actions—is needed, and advisors need to lead the way.
The State of Fiduciary After 1,640 Days: Time for a Reset?
Fiduciaries need to apply our risk analysis skills to what could be the most important regulatory action in decades: the SEC's fiduciary rulemaking.
SIFMA and Main Street Take Center Stage: Chet Helck's Legacy?
The Raymond James executive and SIFMA chairman's initiative on restoring investor trust couldn't be more important for Wall Street as well as investors.
5 Years On, Americans See Wall St. as ‘Foreign ... a Culture Apart’
A new study offers a complex picture of public opinion on the industry that neither fits conventional wisdom nor can fit on a bumper sticker.
65-Year-Old SEC Ruling Shines Clear Light on Fiduciary Standard
In the case of the dually registered Arlene Hughes in 1948, the SEC stated clearly what it means to be a fiduciary.
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.