Last week Michael Kitces wrote that the fiduciary standard is no longer a viable way for RIAs to differentiate themselves from brokers, in light of Reg BI.
Do these groups, as SEC Chairman Clayton suggests, have a “lack of understanding” of the law?
July 4 reminds us of how the American experiment started. That stands in startling contrast to the SEC’s experimental standards.
According to Reg BI, retail investors do not understand “fiduciary.” The lesson: Get comfortable in ‘One size fits all.’
Despite the brokerage industry’s praise, Regulation Best Interest is nowhere near as strong as the fiduciary standard.
The Wall Street Journal remembered Warren Phillips, who retired as chairman of the Dow Jones Corporation in 1991 and passed away on May 10 at the age of 92.