This interview between Knut Rostad and Jeff Benjamin appeared on InvestmentNews.
Jeff takes Knut Rostad of The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard deep into the weeds and back in a discussion designed to untangle the endless regulatory wrangling over whether brokers or advisers have the better standard of practice. Do consumers even understand or care about so much inside baseball? Or is this whole debate just an attempt to leverage a marketing advantage?
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- What exactly is investor confusion.
- How the SEC specifically deals with retail investors and regulation.
- How we got to the SEC’s Reg BI and Form CRS in June 2019.
Knut A. Rostad is the co-founder and president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, a nonprofit formed in 2011 to advance fiduciary principles and practices in investment advice and financial planning through research, education and advocacy. Previously, Rostad served as the regulatory and compliance officer at Rembert Pendleton Jackson, an investment adviser in Falls Church, Virginia.
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard offers guidance on fiduciary and why it matters. Rostad has authored articles, papers and comment letters to the SEC and DOL, and is cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and industry outlets. IA Magazine’s ‘IA 25’ list in 2014, “the most influential people in and around the advisor industry” named Rostad.
Rostad is the editor of The Man in the Arena: Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle and His Lifelong Battle to Serve Investors First, by Wiley. His BA in Political Science is from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.