Salary Removal: The Truth Behind Advisor Compensation
Clients don't need to know “how their advisor gets paid.” They need to know how they're paying their advisor.
Staples, Goldfarb Departures Not Linked, CFP Board Says
The CFP Board is now searching for a director of investigations to replace Rex Staples, whose last day will be Friday.
What’s ‘Fee Only’? CFP Board and NAPFA Diverge
Is 2% ownership of a BD really so "insubstantial"? The CFP Board and NAPFA take different tacks on issue flowing from the Alan Goldfarb case.
Best Reader Comments: BrightScope Brouhaha; Goldfarb Fracas
A collection of some of the recent — and most thought-provoking — comments made by readers on ThinkAdvisor.
CFP’s Goldfarb Case Illustrates Need for Clear Compliance Lines
The first part of our post explained the details of the case. We’ll now turn to a discussion of what needs to happen from here.
CFP Board Announces Rich Rojeck as 2014 Chair-Elect
Rojeck, a managing director with Sagemark Consulting/Lincoln Financial Advisors, says the investing public will "ultimately best be served by an established financial planning profession."
The Strange Case of CFP Board’s Alan Goldfarb
After a sudden resignation last fall, Alan Goldfarb has been found to have violated the CFP Board's Rules of Conduct. Yet the details of the case suggest that the matter was not as clear as the initially reported findings suggested.
Why I Feel Torn Over the CFP Board's Treatment of Goldfarb
Now that the CFP Board has released details about its actions against former Chairman Alan Goldfarb, I better understand its reasoning. In this case, though, should justice have been tempered with mercy?
AdvisorOne’s Best Comments: Goldfarb, Fiduciary, Referrals
Our regular collection of some of the most recent—and most thought-provoking—comments made by readers on AdvisorOne.
The Curious Case of Alan Goldfarb, and Why All Advisors Should Care
An interview with former CFP Board Chairman Goldfarb raises questions about the nuances of compensation and who polices the fee-only advisor.