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

 

April 19 — Institute releases Self Assessment for advisors to evaluate their adherence to Best Practices and requests additional advisor comment by May 23.

See media advisory here.
See Self Assessment Verifications to Evaluate Adherence to Best Practices, April 12 draft here.

 

Institute Leaders

Michael Warszawski Senior Managing Director, Manchester Capital Management Moderator, Institute’s Chairman’s Council

Michael Warszawski, Senior Managing Director of Manchester Capital Management & Moderator of The Institute’s Chairman’s Council

 

April 22 — Michael spoke on the state of the fiduciary standard and the importance of the Institute’s Best Practices at the Attorney’s for Family-Held Enterprises annual conference in Washington. See his Overhead presentation here.