Free Financial Advice? What Could Be Better for Consumers?
Excising the requirement that professionals act in clients’ best interests would make society much more efficient, and save the Treasury billions!
Raymond James, the New Borders Bookstore?
Fiduciary advocates need to reframe the battle: think "disruptive innovation," as has happened to book publishing and is happening to BDs.
Harold and Fiduciary
We knew Harold Evensky has been a proponent of the fiduciary standard for advice givers for some time and that he was a leading light of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. So we asked the Institute’s co-founder, Knut Rostad, to comment on Evensky’s contributions.—Ed.
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.
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.
SIFMA Names Former Sen. Gregg as CEO
SIFMA announced Monday that former Sen. Judd Gregg has been appointed CEO and that Ken Bentsen, acting president and CEO, is now president.
Principles vs. Rules: The Fiduciary Debate in a Nutshell
At TD Ameritrade conference, CFA's Roper, IAA's Tittsworth and SIFMA's Carroll agree, disagree and look ahead at fiduciary standard, SRO for RIAs.
Loring Ward Helps Parents Teach Kids About Money
Helping families teach children about finances is a way advisors can take “a more comprehensive, holistic approach to wealth, instead of only focusing on investments,” a Loring Ward executive says.
Key Findings of fi360-AdvisorOne Fiduciary Survey of Advisors
Both brokers and advisors in our second annual AdvisorOne-fi360 Fiduciary Survey agree on much, but the findings suggest a disconnect between registered reps and their leaders.