Consider Scott Simon’s Modest Proposal to ‘Solve’ the Fiduciary Issue
Why shouldn’t an ERISA standard, the Morningstar Advisor columnist asks, be imposed on both RIAs and brokers?
Morningstar Columnist Scott Simon Named Fiduciary of Year
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard recognized Morningstar’s ‘Fiduciary Focus’ columnist Scott Simon for his contributions to the cause of advancing the fiduciary standard to investors, markets and the public.
Fiduciary Standard Does Not Increase Costs, Study Says
A study released in early March by two academics goes a long way in settling one of the stickier questions surrounding the fiduciary debate.
Scope of the Fiduciary Duty Owed by Investment Advisors
A fiduciary obligation goes beyond the suitability standard typically owed by registered representatives of broker-dealer firms to clients. The relationship is built on the premise that the advisor will always do the right thing for the person or entity receiving advice.
Outlook 2012: Washington — Final Outcomes on Fiduciary, SRO?
The regulatory/legislative front will heat up in the New Year for advisors, with four issues taking center stage—the SEC and DOL's fiduciary rules, an SRO for advisors and the 'switching' of advisors.
Reaction to Schapiro Comments on Fiduciary Rule Are Quick and Varied
Bloomberg reports SEC chairman considering “business model neutral” rule that retains proprietary products, commissions; Evensky, Tittsworth, Brown and Barry respond.
New Institute to Educate, Advocate on Fiduciary Standard
Led by Knut Rostad, a group of advisors and industry leaders form a permanent fiduciary education, research and advocacy think tank.
New Institute for Fiduciary Standard Elevates the Conversation
The creation of the Institute, founded by Knut Rostad and a bevy of industry leaders, is the next necessary step to change the conversation about a universal fiduciary standard.
50 Top Women in Wealth, Wealth Partners & Academics: Krawcheck, Mitchell—Slideshow
While all 50 honorees of the 50 Top Women in Wealth for 2011 deserve recognition for their accomplishments and leadership, as we have done each year since the 50 Top Women’s inception, we are taking some extra time to look at certain members of the list, this year grouped by...
5 Reasons Congress Should Be Held to a Fiduciary Standard
It’s time to employ the fiduciary standard as the benchmark of conduct for all elected congressional officials. After all, they manage “other people’s money,” and plenty of it