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.

These duties are:

  • Serve the client’s best interest
  • Act in utmost good faith
  • Act prudently – with the care, skill and judgment of a professional
  • Avoid conflicts of interest
  • Disclose all material facts
  • Control investment expenses




Fiduciary September Stresses Vital Role of Centuries-Old Law in Investment Advice


September 3 – Bogle, Levitt, Frankel, Gensler Certner, Kelleher, Roper,Garrett, Malgoire
Lead Fiduciary September 2014 Events Beginning September 4th. Read more here


Get Involved

The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard doesn’t have formal membership, as it isn’t a membership association. It is a non profit, a private foundation. But, we need the involvement of all those willing to help–in any capacity! Learn more here.

Frankel Fiduciary Prize
August 4, 2014 — Gary Gensler will receive the Frankel Fiduciary Prize Sept. 19th at Columbia University in NYC. For information about the event contact the Institute at info@thefidcuiaryinstitute.org.


Sept. 3, 2014 -Fiduciary September Stresses Vital Role of Centuries-Old Law in Investment Advice (Press Release)

Aug. 4, 2014 -Gary Gensler, Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman, Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize (Press Release)

July 31, 2014 -TD Ameritrade Institutional to be “Exclusive Sponsor” of Institute’s Fiduciary September Program. Read more here