“In five bite-sized offerings, Chairman Jay Clayton fails to tell the public what it needs to know about RIAs vs. brokers.”
Welcome to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
The principles underlying "liberty and justice for all" have inspired the American journey for generations. In finance and advice, this journey leads to a North Star called the fiduciary standard.
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard is a champion for investors. Our programs and papers teach investors and advisors about what the fiduciary standard means. All investors want an advisor they can trust. Helping investors find a real fiduciary advisor is our mission.
Institute Must Reads
Institute Initiatives & News
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard today announced that the 2019 Frankel Fiduciary Prize honoree is John H. Langbein.
John C. Bogle, 1929-2019
Bogle’s impact on investing, investors and the markets place him among the most important political and business actors globally in the last half century
Chairman Clayton Has a Message for Investors
Jay Clayton, Chaiman of the U.S. SEC, attempts to "arm [investors] with the right information to ask the right questions and make the [right] choices" in the first video of five. The information, like Reg BI, is muddled.
Investors Suffer When Fiduciary Practices Are Ignored
Gail from Maryland is an accomplished professional with a BS in engineering and finance and an MBA. She also had a terrible experience with a broker who Gail says betrayed her.
Advocacy on SEC, State Rulemaking
The SEC is making financial information simpler. But it’s not yet simple enough.
The Northwestern Mutual disclosure is a case study that underscores that CFPs need greater guidance.
Institute & Industry Leaders
Deborah S. Bosley of The Plain Language Group has been recognized as a woman “leading the finance industry.”