Fiduciary Debate Turns to Impact on Investors
The latest debate over whether the SEC and the Department of Labor should issue fiduciary rules this year recently turned to whether investors could be harmed by DOL's rulemaking, or harmed by the lack of such a rulemaking by the SEC.
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.
The Vindication of History: Harold Evensky and CFP Lite
The CFP Lite designation promoted by Evensky 15 years ago could have raised the stature of professional CFPs, not to mention helping end clients.
Harold Evensky’s New Adventure
Evensky on what questions he plans to research for the advisory profession and what's next for his firm.
Divorce Planner’s Novel Approach Leads to Lucrative Business
The overwhelming majority of divorcing clients Justin Reckers assists end up on his wealth management platform post-divorce.
CFP Board, Under Pressure, Drops CE Plan
Board says it won’t enter the CE provider space “at this time”; announces multiyear plan to improve offerings.
Honoring Advisors Who Serve(d): Veterans Day, 2013
Since it’s Veterans Day, it’s time to rerun our slideshow honoring advisors and their partners—and one famous non-advisor, PIMCO’s Bill Gross—who served in the armed forces.
Evensky’s 10 Tips for Retirement Success
During his speech at the Think Retirement Income conference, Evensky said that advisors too often focused on “the probabilities while ignoring the consequences.”
New Hire Roundup: Ohio Securities Commissioner Andrea Seidt to Lead NASAA
Stephanie Zaffos joined Convergent Wealth Advisors, Scivantage welcomed Jim Toussignant, and the SEC announced three staff promotions.
Finke’s ‘Bizarre’ Discovery: Stocks Safer in Long Term
Are stocks long-run winners, or should investors stick with less risky products? A 20-country study by Michael Finke and others says stocks are the best choice.