Welcome to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard!

The Institute is a nonprofit formed in 2011 to benefit investors and society through its research, education and advocacy of the fiduciary standard’s importance to investors, our capital markets and economy.

Six key fiduciary duties embody the fundamental elements of an investment fiduciary’s responsibility. Learn more about those duties here.

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“Investors, the markets, and advisors need Best Practices to fulfill a fiduciary promise. A promise to defend, protect, and serve investors first.”

December 16th – Industry leader, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, announces decision to subscribe to Best Practices.

In the video above, Dan Moisand states, “To make crystal clear our undivided loyalty to our clients and to make it easy for our clients to maintain their confidence that we are advising them solely in their best interests, we are pleased to announce we have become one of the very first firms in the country to subscribe to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard’s Best Practices affirmation program. These practices are a public written declaration of our undivided loyalty and our how we demonstrate such loyalty.”

Institute & Industry Leaders

Mercer Bullard

Mercer Bullard, University of Mississippi School of Law professor

December 14 – Mercer Bullard, University of Mississippi School of Law professor, has spear-headed investor advocacy in securities regulation for twenty years (and the DOL COI rule over the past five years). Bullard has been a fixture at Congressional hearings. He also serves on the Institute’s Frankel Fiduciary Prize selection committee. In this interview with Think Advisor’s Jane Wollman Rusoff, Bullard speaks on the DOL rule, SEC regulation and Dodd Frank in his familiar and blunt manner and offers an incisive peak into Washington and financial regulation. The interview can be seen here.

May 24, 2016 — Institute launches the Campaign for Investors

Read more about the Campaign for Investors