Meet Margaret from Maryland. She had been relying on the advice of brokers for many years but contacted a fiduciary (CFP®) for a second opinion when the broker recommended that she buy another annuity to add to the two she’d already been sold.
The proposed Massachusetts Adviser Straight Talk Disclosure is a simple, direct and commonsense approach to informing adviser clients of key information. It can increase investor comprehension of fees and services.
By Knut A. Rostad and Darren M. Fogarty
MiFID II’s standard raises the transparency bar well above the U.S. SEC’s proposed Regulation BI and Form CRS.
By Knut A. Rostad and Darren M. Fogarty — Investors misunderstand how brokers and advisers differ because the information they get from the industry is unclear or misleading.
Testimony of Tamar Frankel, LL.M. S.J.D. Professor of Law EmeritaBoston University School of LawBefore the N.J. Bureau of Securities Re: Fiduciary Duty/Pre-Proposal on November 19, 2018
“Proposal Reg BI fails to explain best interest; however, it explains why conflicts can be beneficial” – Knut A. Rostad