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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Best Practices Advisors Do More For Investors!

Abacus Planning Group • Aegis Financial Advisory • Everspire • Alpha Wealth Strategies • ARQ Wealth Advisors, LLC • Atlantic Financial Planning • Charleston Financial Advisors • Connectum • Connemara Group • Dedora Capital • Epsilon Financial Group • Elements 5 Investment Management • Fiduciary Wealth Partners • Fieldstone Financial • Financial Life Advisors • First Ascent Asset Management • FirstTrust • Focused Finances, LLC • Hogan Financial • ISI Financial Group • JMW Wealth Management • Marrs Wealth Management • Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo • Morling Financial Advisors • Pagnato Karp • Polero Ice Advisers • Resource Advisory Services • Schulz Wealth • Tobias Financial Advisors • WE Family Offices

Learn about these firms here

Webinar July 20

July 20th, 11 am CDT

Sheryl Garrett, leader of the hourly financial planning movement, says Institute for the Fiduciary Standard program provides much-needed clarity to help investors know what to expect from a fiduciary advisor.

The Garrett Planning Network, held a webinar on the Institute for the Fiduciary Best Practices Affirmation Program on July 20, 2017 at 11 am CDT

What: A discussion on the need for Best Practices and the benefits of the fiduciary affirmation program

Presenters: Knut A. Rostad, President, and Mary Malgoire, Board Member

  Watch the presentation video here >>

Institute & Industry Leaders

Pyllis Borzi

Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2009 to 2017.

January 16, 2018 – Phyllis Borzi appointed to Board of Advisors

The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard today announced that Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Labor (DOL) of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) from 2009
to 2017, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Institute.

Read more here.


Fidiciary Must-Reads

January 11, 2018 —  Bill requiring fiduciary disclosure reintroduced in New Jersey by Mark Schoeff Jr. (Investment News)

December 29, 2017 — The FPA Victory Over The SEC, 10 Years Later by Tracey Longo (Financial Advisor)

December 14, 2017 — Regulators showing renewed interest in cracking down on investment fees by Mark Schoeff Jr. (Investment News)

December 8, 2017 –  Financial regulator’s conflicts of interest are a serious concern by Benjamin Edwards & Andrew Stoltmann (The Hill)

December 1, 2017 –  The 92-Year-Old Woman Who Is Still Shaking Up Wall Street by Jason Zweig (Wall Street Journal)

May 24, 2016 — Institute launches the Campaign for Investors

Read more about the Campaign for Investors