Come Together (for Fiduciary Best Practices)
Knut Rostad's thoughtful white paper calls on the advisory industry to set fiduciary best practice standards.
Free Financial Advice? What Could Be Better for Consumers?
Excising the requirement that professionals act in clients’ best interests would make society much more efficient, and save the Treasury billions!
The 2% Solution: NAPFA Changes Its Membership Standard
I find myself in the curious position of agreeing with both the NAPFA rule change and the advisors who oppose it.
NAPFA Bans Stakes in Commission-Based Firms
The association will no longer allow members to hold a 2% ownership interest in a financial services firm that receives transaction-based compensation.
CFP Board Opens Enrollment for Computer-Based Exams
November will mark the first computer-based testing for CFPs; Board is also offering practice exams.
How Real Advisors Can Steal the Robo-Advisors’ Advantage
FlexScore, an in-depth financial scoring system, might help financial advisors get the robots to work for them.
CFP Board to Investigate CFPs for Inaccurate Comp Disclosure
Chair Ferrara says Board will compare public information with Board website listings to identify inconsistencies, starting with CFPs who call themselves "fee only."
Reality Bites: Busting the Myth of Financial Planning
The founders of "financial planning" made a mistake: they focused on the wrong thing.
The Rise of the Financial Planning Academic
Doctoral programs in financial planning, and the academic research conducted by students and their professors, will usher in a new era in financial planning.
The New Challenge for the Next Generation of Financial Planners
The firms that figure out how to profit from “apprenticeship” planners, helping turn trained planners into effective salespeople, will be the ones that succeed.