Third of Clients Say They Didn’t Get Adequate Financial Planning Services
New research from the Financial Planning Coalition shows a lack of appropriate regulatory standards for those who say they are “financial planners.”
Guidelines for Best Fiduciary Practices Set by Institute
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's new whitepaper focuses on the premises and principles that should be the basis for best fiduciary practices.
FFP Offers Grants for Pro Bono Financial Planning
The Foundation for Financial Planning has grants totaling $118,750 for local financial planning organizations to provide pro bono planning for underserved adults.
The 2% Solution: NAPFA Changes Its Membership Standard
I find myself in the curious position of agreeing with both the NAPFA rule change and the advisors who oppose it.
NAPFA Bans Stakes in Commission-Based Firms
The association will no longer allow members to hold a 2% ownership interest in a financial services firm that receives transaction-based compensation.
Kitces’ NPR Announces First CFP Exam Scholarship Winners
New Planner Recruiting's inaugural CFP Exam Scholarship awarded three recipients with an exam fee reimbursement for 2014.
FPA Steps Up Lobbying Game With First ‘Advocacy Day’
FPA is pushing for a user-fees bill and trying to "establish relationships" with lawmakers.
Barbara Roper, Investor Watchdog: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Business as usual on Wall Street is bad news for investors, according to the director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America.
SEC’s Lack of Fiduciary Action Is Hurting Investors, Advocates Warn
In a letter to the SEC, a coalition provides evidence that advice to retail investors under a suitability standard is harmful.
Former NAPFA Chairman Mark Spangler Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison
Spangler was convicted of fraud and money laundering; the long sentence reflects his lack of remorse, the judge reportedly said.