Evaluating Young Financial Planners
Earlier this spring, I visited four CFP Board-registered university programs to ensure we are sourcing the best available talent for the firms we represent.
Chairman-Elect Joe Votava Resigns From CFP Board of Directors
Current Chairman Richard Rojeck to assume duties; new chairman to be elected in June to replace Votava.
This Is What the Fiduciary Debate Is Really About
Financial advisors are taking the lives of their clients in their hands. If advisors don’t understand this, they can do a lot of damage.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Must Have Certifications And Designations For Retirement Planners
Helping others to realize their dreams is certainly no easy matter. It requires financial smarts, the right credentials, and no small measure of passion.
Wall Street Finally Blinks in Fiduciary Standoff
The securities industry has done a masterful job of deflecting initiatives to force firms to act in clients' best interest. Is it different this time?
A Simple Solution: Let's Call an Advisor an Adviser
Over the past year or so, many advisor industry observers have become disillusioned about the SEC's chances of complying with its Dodd-Frank mandate to create a fiduciary standard for brokers that's “no less stringent” than the 1940 Act.
Should I Hire a New or Experienced Planner?
As financial planning firms grow, eventually they need to hire a new planner. The question firm owners face is this: hire someone new to the industry, or hire an advisor who's more experienced?
Is State Regulation the Future of Financial Planning?
Time to rethink national regulation of financial planners in favor of state oversight? Michael Zmistowski of the Florida Council of the FPA makes the argument.
NY Fed’s Dudley, CFAs: Industry Has a Big Trust Problem. Are Advisors the Solution?
To restore investors' trust, Wall Street’s leaders must lead by actions, not words, but advisors themselves are part of the solution.