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.
NY Fed’s Dudley, CFAs: Industry Has a Big Trust Problem. Are Advisors the Solution?
To restore investors' trust, Wall Street’s leaders must lead by actions, not words, but advisors themselves are part of the solution.
The Wall Street ‘Election’ Campaign Is On. How Will You Respond?
Brokerage lobbyists have framed the debate, and fiduciary advisors are way behind in the polls.
Fiduciary September and What’s Possible
What we learned during Fiduciary September from John Bogle, John Taft, Barbara Roper, Troy Paredes and Robert Plaze.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms what fiduciary advice means for investors.
Raymond James, the New Borders Bookstore?
Fiduciary advocates need to reframe the battle: think "disruptive innovation," as has happened to book publishing and is happening to BDs.
Did March Mark a Tipping Point in Fiduciary Rulemaking?
The DOL displayed renewed energy on its fiduciary rulemaking, while the SEC signaled caution on its fiduciary standard, which may well be a good thing.
Is DOL Fiduciary a ‘Solution in Search of a Problem?’ Consider the Data
New study suggests that those searching for problems in 401(k) plans might need to look a little harder.
Why Advisors Should Watch Obama’s State of the Union Speech
For one thing, your clients (and prospects) may be watching. For another, it's important to understand how the truth gets twisted in Washington.
Harold and Fiduciary
We knew Harold Evensky has been a proponent of the fiduciary standard for advice givers for some time and that he was a leading light of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. So we asked the Institute’s co-founder, Knut Rostad, to comment on Evensky’s contributions.—Ed.