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.
Giachetti to Junxure Users: Show, Don’t Tell, SEC Examiners You’re Compliant
The SEC is asking smart questions in exams, the securities lawyer warns, with major changes even since 2011. His advice on how to stay compliant.
‘Retirement Planning’ Is Old and Outdated: Elizabeth Jetton
At the FPA Retreat, a rapid-fire delivery of all the change that is here and will be coming, and how advisors should react.
How Automation and Scalability Can Keep You Compliant
For an RIA firm to survive an audit in the age of transparency, it must gather and process data differently. Here are three tips to do so.
Ultra-HNW Families Don’t Cede Control to Advisors: Study
Institute for Private Investors finds that as asset levels increase, families are less likely to abdicate control.
Re-Education: Will More CE Hours Make CFPs Better Planners?
CFPs will have to decide for themselves whether being thrown the bone of practice management is worth the 33% increase in CE hours.
Oversight Board Calls First Report on BD Audits ‘Disturbing’
The PCAOB’s first report on the interim inspection program for auditors of SEC-registered BDs has found many of the audits lacking.
Glass Half Full: Why Knut Rostad Remains Optimistic on Fiduciary
For investors, says Rostad, “the new normal is not just distrust, it’s disgust.” So they, especially the young, will turn to technology solutions for their advice needs. How will you react?
FINRA at 5 Years: Highlighting 7 Areas of Action
Quite a bit has happened in those five years: billion-dollar frauds, a flash crash exposing major volatility issues and a bill supporting FINRA as advisors' SRO, to name a few developments.
Going for Gold: Rep. Bachus Wins the Prize for Fuzzy Thinking on RIA SRO
Congressman Bachus’ WSJ piece on the benefits of an SRO for advisors sets what might be a world record for faulty assumptions, wrong conclusions and inaccuracies.