The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
Top 5 Issues Reshaping Retirement Planning in 2014
These are the biggest forces shaping the new reality of retirement. Be prepared.
Some Friendly PR Advice for the CFP Board on Its New Test
There could be a perfectly valid scientific explanation for how a test can be shorter, yet just as rigorous, but the Board's explanation ain’t it.
Fourteen years ago this month I joined the staff of Investment Advisor.
You Can Leave Your Hat(s) On: Two Fiduciary Standards?
Creating two fiduciary standards would do nothing to reduce the current state of investor confusion; the real losers would be retail investors.
Is Investor Confusion Really Harmless?
An SEC panel raises the issue of harm caused by investor confusion over the difference between a fiduciary and a suitability standard.
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.
September Surprise: Fiduciary Supporters Lobby the SEC
With new leadership at the SEC, many questions remain unanswered about the Commission’s fiduciary rulemaking. Maybe we'll get some answers during Fiduciary September.
What’s ‘Fee Only’? CFP Board and NAPFA Diverge
Is 2% ownership of a BD really so "insubstantial"? The CFP Board and NAPFA take different tacks on issue flowing from the Alan Goldfarb case.
What Should 401(k)s Cost? What Do They Cost?
As DOL prepares its fiduciary reproposal, a Yale professor’s letter has shifted the conversation to “Why are 401(k) plans overcharging participants?” It’s the kind of publicity politicians can’t ignore.