August 13, 2011 – David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer of Yale University calls for fiduciary duty for brokers in an Op-Ed in The New York Times, August 13, 2011, “The Mutual Fund Merry-Go Round.” He writes: “the S.E.C. should hold the mutual fund industry to a “fiduciary standard,” one that puts clients’ interests first. […]
An Introduction to the 2011 Fiduciary Forum: SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes wrote in 2003 (as an Associate Professor of Law) about mandatory disclosure and whether market participants are subject to information overload. * Noting that mandatory disclosure may be “the most hotly contested debate in the history of securities regulation,” Paredes concluded that to […]
Disclosures and client consent are insufficient – by themselves – to satisfy the fiduciary standard.
Contrary to what some of the comments received by the DOL/EBSA suggest, fiduciary duties are neither too “ill-defined” nor “vague” to be applied to investment advisory activities.
Certain comments made by Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. of SIFMA before the U.S. Department of Labor hearing on the proposed definition of fiduciary regulation were either misleading and/or not relevant to the issues under consideration.
Turmoil in the U.S. Credit Markets: The Genesis of the Current Economic Crisis