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.
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.
Financial Advisors Miss the Mark on Business Growth Goals: FPA
A new study from the FPA Research and Practice Institute found that more than half of advisors believe their business development efforts are failing.
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?
NexGen Gender Demographics
As the industry scrambles to find new talent to replace outgoing advisors, it's important to consider how women can fit into those new roles.
Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women in the Industry
Pershing's Kim Dellarocca, consultant Angie Herbers and others on how to boost the number of female advisors.
With (Democratic) Friends Like These…Is It Time to Recast Fiduciary Argument?
The opposition of the "New Democrat Coalition" to DOL’s inchoate fiduciary rule may well be a golden opportunity for those who put clients’ interests first.
The Latest, Most Outrageous Attempt to Neuter Dodd-Frank
When you look at its provisions and assumptions, you've got to wonder how SIFMA got Rep. Wagner to get HR 2374 passed by the House.
FPA Addresses CFP Board Controversies, New Ventures
The FPA's leadership spoke about the controversies involving the CFP Board on defining "fee only" and whether the Board should offer CE.
Branham, Schadle (and Brand) Assess Strides Made, Future Goals of FPA
At annual conference, a look at the 'business discipline' that's now in FPA's genetic makeup, along with an update on the group's advocacy efforts.