Winning the fiduciary “Debate” in 2015 was vital… and insufficient. The future of advice depends on how Fiduciary Duties and “Best Interest” are defined by regulators and advisors. History, law, research and common sense suggest that a stringent definition is necessary.
Author: Knut A. Rostad Recently, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White said she supported the SEC moving ahead with a uniform standard for broker-dealers and investment advisers. Knut Rostad’s paper was published in the September issue of The Investment Lawyer. Read the white paper here.
SEC Commissioners Luis Aguilar and Daniel Gallagher have announced they will leave the SEC when their replacements are selected.
The Investment Adviser Association (IAA) asked a number of industry professionals, regulators, and other experts to share their views on the value the Investment Advisers Act has brought.
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard/WealthManagement.com September 2015 DOL Conflict of Interest Survey
Despite its obvious importance, federal policy makers and regulators still have not affirmed or promulgated a view of the “Best Interest” standard as drawn from the Advisers Act and common law.