For eight years Phyllis Borzi worked hard to make the fiduciary obligation consistent among service providers to the nation’s corporate retirement plans. When she retired last year, she looked forward to beginning to cross off those many deferred wishes from her bucket list. She has. But she hasn’t left the team.
The simple fact remains that investment advisers represent their clients and broker-dealers represent issuers. Investors deserve real advice. That’s why we formed the No Incidental Investors initiative.
I believe the fiduciary movement is making real progress. A few years ago, I regularly heard, “What does fiduciary mean?” Now, frequent internet searches for “fiduciary” or “fee-only” advisors find us. Many clearly understand. Nevertheless, there is still confusion.
Phyllis Borzi, former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor, speaks to WealthManagement’s Diana Britton on the story behind the story of the getting the DOL Rule down the mountain and through the finish line to win the gold medal.
Fiduciary, fee-only advisors from around the country today volunteered free financial advice to Las Vegas Tragedy survivors and victims’ families. A website serves to connect survivors and victim families who received funds with a financial advisor.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has undergone a bit of a makeover. It’s no longer actually meant to regulate the financial services industry as it pertains to the treatment of Main Street – it has been transformed into an advocacy for the banks, credit card issuers, insurance companies, mortgage originators and brokerage firms against what it sees as overzealous regulation and job-killing oversight.