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.
Have the CFP Board’s Recent Punishments Fit the Crimes?
First, do no harm. Was harm done in the cases of Ron Rhoades, “fee-only” wirehouse brokers and the Camardas?
The Search for Better 401(k) Advice
The 401(k) system was never really constructed to provide the best retirement savings platform for individuals. But fixing it is a formidable task.
IAA’s Tittsworth Receives Fiduciary of the Year Award
“We are fortunate to have David on our side in the debate,” said Ron Rhoades, chairman of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.
White, Borzi and Legislators Focus on Fiduciary
Less than a month apart, the women behind the crafting of fiduciary rulemakings at the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission made some definitive comments about their respective proposals.
Is the Profession Really Concerned With Rebuilding Investor Trust?
A broader discussion of the trust imperative for the advisory profession—and the appropriate subsequent concrete actions—is needed, and advisors need to lead the way.
Ken Fisher Warns, Industry Responds: What Happens to RIAs in 10 Years?
Ken Fisher is bullish on 2014’s market and economy but decidedly bearish on the future of RIAs.
Ken Fisher Is Right About Demise of RIAs...and Wrong
We can only hope that Mr. Fisher’s vision does not occur. Yet I foresee that fee-only and other true fiduciary advisors will still exist.
Ken Fisher’s RIA Warning Draws Advisor Ire
Evensky, Carson, Rhoades and others offer strong reactions to ThinkAdvisor about Fisher’s prediction that RIAs would be gone in a decade.
NAPFA Taps Leitz as National Chairwoman for 2-Year Term
Linda Leitz, co-owner of the fee-only financial planning firm It’s Not Just Money in Colorado Springs, will be NAPFA chairwoman for the 2013-2014 board term.