(Download the .PDF release of the Fiduciary September Recap)
Washington DC, October 5, 2021 – Fiduciary September, the largest annual program of experts dedicated to advancing fiduciary duties, concluded September 30. A summary:
- September 30. In keynote remarks Harvard professor, Jason Furman, set out in clear terms why fiduciary advice is indispensable to retirement savers and consumers. Excerpts of his remarks and a link to the webinar recording can be seen on page two of the release.
- Current SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee and former SEC Commissioner Kara Stein and law professors Tamar Frankel and John C. Coffee spoke for former SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar as the Frankel Fiduciary Prize honoree. Their remarks praised Aguilar for defining what fiduciary means. Excerpts can be seen on page three of the release.
- September 27. Financial planners Cheryl Holland and Dave Yeske joined journalist Evan Simonoff to discuss Dick Wagner’s view that financial planner and industry interests are not aligned. Wagner’s compelling case forces hard questions on the SEC and CFP Board.*
- September 23. Harvard professor Robert Sitkoff discusses ESG and fiduciary duties. Ron Rhoades, Matt Orsagh comment, Skip Schweiss moderates.*
- September 22. CRS forms have been widely panned. Here, Knut Rostad discussed new Institute research that explains why. Language expert Deborah Bosley discusses her research.*
- September 20. Morningstar’s Aron Szapiro and SSGA’s Brie Williams present new data on investor fee comprehension. Knut Rostad presents on why confusion is no surprise.*
- September 9. Law professors Christine Lazaro and Ron Rhoades discuss the new SEC.*
* The link to the webinar recording and additional content for each panel program is listed on page four of the release.