Wall Street Finally Blinks in Fiduciary Standoff
The securities industry has done a masterful job of deflecting initiatives to force firms to act in clients' best interest. Is it different this time?
5 Key Economic Trends for 2015: SIFMA
Rise in GDP, a lower jobless rate and oil prices that remain low in the forecast.
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?
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.