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On July 3, 2017
CFP Board’s revisions to its Standards of Professional Conduct are out. The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard applauds the CFP Board for making this proposal. Make no mistake. The proposal is a good first step. Two provisions regarding fiduciary duties stand out.
On June 15, 2017
By Knut A. Rostad Originally posted on ThinkAdvisor, June 13, 2017 Simple — ask investors The CFP Board announced on Tuesday that it will release a draft of proposed changes to its Standards of Professional Conduct on June 20. The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard applauds the CFP Board for reviewing its […]
On June 14, 2017
It’s June 9, and the DoL fiduciary rule has arrived – sort of. The cornerstone of the rule, the Impartial Conduct Standards, effectively becomes part of any engagement not explicitly grandfathered. This is good.
On June 1, 2017
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s Wall Street Journal op-ed last week on the DOL fiduciary rule is a public service. Secretary Acosta writes with candor on the administration’s opposition. In so doing, he advances the fiduciary conversation.
On March 29, 2017
Last week the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard announced the first class of 27 Best Practices Advisors. Vanguard founder Jack Bogle and personal finance columnist and author Jane Bryant Quinn joined the Institute for a briefing in New York. A common question from journalists during and after the briefing was, ‘What’s new?’
On February 10, 2017
Wednesday’s win in Texas federal court for the Labor Dept.’s fiduciary rule is important and deserves attention. Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn’s extensive review of the industry case against the DOL rule, the fiduciary standard and investors is an unequivocal investor victory.
On January 26, 2017
Mounds of research show most investors have no clue of the magnitude of the opaque BD compensation conflicts and what these conflicts cost them. Even Merrill Lynch’s John Thiel has publicly noted his customers don’t know what they pay.
On December 1, 2016
Tens of thousands of new fiduciary brokers will soon fly the fiduciary flag, as Merrill tells the country that the thundering herd will give all its customers – retirement and nonretirement accounts alike – ‘best interest’ treatment.