Compensation Disclosures ‘Taylor-Made’ for Conflicts
In a case strikingly similar to the one that spawned the widely covered lawsuit by Florida financial planners Jeff and Kim Camarda, the CFP Board notified a Los Angeles advisor that it had opened an investigation into his use of the term “fee-only” to describe his RIA.
Still Trying to Understand NAPFA’s New Membership Rules
I spoke to the fee-only organization’s CEO, Geoffrey Brown, but I remain confused. How about you?
Camardas 1: CFP Board 0. Where Does the Board Go From Here?
A U.S. judge's procedural ruling casts doubt on the CFP Board's strategy over Fee-Only Gate. Fortunately, there's a way out for the Board.
A Commission-Only Crackdown? Really?
CFP Board is right to restrict the affiliation of fee-only advisors with BDs and right to require brokers to describe themselves as “fee and commission.”
It’s Time for CFP Board to Apologize to Alan Goldfarb
It turns out there are potentially thousands of CFPs who aren't fee-only, but the Board’s amateurish reaction to the revelation provides fuel to its critics.
And Now, the Rest of the Alan Goldfarb Story
New revelation raises questions about rushing to judgment, CFP Board’s right to regulate its own designation and doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
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.
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.
Whirlwinds and Wealth: Entrepreneurs, ADHD, and Wealth Management
ADHD and/or learning disorders are often associated with a successful entrepreneur's creativity, drive and vision.