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
THE KEY TO PROFESSIONALISM


“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


Institute Appoints New Members to Board of Advisors: Luis A. Aguilar, Ron Carson, Dan Solin and Woodrow W. Leake To Join Institute Advisors John C. Bogle and Tamar Frankel.  Read their full bios on the Board of Advisors page.

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John C. Bogle

Tamar Frankel

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Luis A. Aguilar

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Ron Carson

Dan Solin

Dan Solin

Woodrow Leake

Woodrow Leake

Fidiciary Must-Reads

February 20, 2017The Obama ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Is Helping American Savers
by Jason Furman (Wall Street Journal – registration required)

February 17, 2017Necessary Regulation or Government Overkill?
by John Rekenthaler (Morningstar)

February 17, 2017DOL Fiduciary Rule – What’s Next?
by Robert L. Sichel, William P. Wade, Kristina M. Zanotti, Ruth E. Delaney and Amanda M. Katlowitz (K&L Gates PDF)

February 12, 2017Trump’s DOL fiduciary directive triggers chaos
by Mark Schoeff Jr. (InvestmentNews)

February 10, 2017The 21 Questions You’re Going to Need to Ask About Investment Fees
by Ron Lieber (New York Times)


May 24, 2016 — Institute launches the Campaign for Investors

Read more about the Campaign for Investors