What the World Needs Now…Are Client Advocates
The securities industry seems to be moving toward fiduciary client advocate advisors. Unfortunately, it looks like it will take a new professional organization to get there.
Why Aren’t CFPs Always Subject to a Fiduciary Standard?
The CFP Board's rules on the matter are hard to discern, owing in no small part to essential details appearing separately in three different places.
A Financial Planning Christmas Carol
A cautionary tale about the future of this profession. Beware, ghosts abound!
TD Ameritrade Endows Director of Financial Planning for Texas A&M
Nathan Harness, currently an assistant professor of finance at TAMU, will step up to the position of TD Ameritrade Director of Financial Planning.
New Hire Roundup: John Mendez Nominated to Be SIPC Chairman
In another personnel move, Craig Anzlovar has joined Pioneer Investments as fixed income client portfolio manager.
Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
More CFPs Needed but Board ‘Won’t Lower Standards’: CFP Board’s Keller
Board will foster growth partly through corporate partners and needs to “get its arms around” the robo-advisor trend, CEO Kevin Keller says.
Why the FPA Can’t Win in the Broker Market
It’s hard for me to believe that FPA’s scanty record on CFP advocacy is the reason membership is falling while the number of CFPs rises.
Could FPA’s Waning Power Lead to Its Untimely Demise?
Its membership has shrunk even as the number of CFP certificants has risen. The FPA is at a crossroads.
Should the FPA Get Behind the CFP Board, or Go It Alone?
The FPA appears to be at a crossroads in its history, having to decide between two paths for its future.