Should CFP Board Settle Camarda Case? My Argument and the Board’s Response
Is it time to settle the case quietly, before it goes to trial? I say yes, but the CFP Board chairman begs to differ.
A 6-Point Advisor To-Do List for 2015
Love that bull market, but to succeed next year no matter how the markets behave, you'll need to follow these six steps.
Republicans Get Tough With SEC Over User Fees
Industry trade groups remain steadfast in their bid to secure more backers of a bipartisan user-fees bill.
CFP Board Calls First Computer-Based Exams a ‘Success’
CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller congratulates those who passed what he called a “very rigorous exam.”
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?