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.”
Does Raymond James Support the Fiduciary Standard … in Practice?
Raymond James Financial Services' Scott Curtis makes a curious remark on the fiduciary "concept," which seems at odds with departing RJFS CEO Dick Averitt's professed principles.
JPMorgan, the Dimon Principle and Fiduciary Duty
Do JPMorgan's own words on its fiduciary duty meet the higher demands of the Dimon Principle?
Piling On Goldman While Obscuring the Big Truth
What's been almost entirely missing from the frenzy is a discussion of why Goldman Sachs, according to Greg Smith, was not violating federal regulations.