Massachusetts is looking to enforce an industry-wide fiduciary standard within its own borders. Will other states follow?
Legislation and Rulemaking
The SEC is making financial information simpler. But it’s not yet simple enough.
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.
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
The SEC will have an open meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, to vote on and release a proposed rule on conduct standards for brokers and advisers. The Institute has submitted two comment letters and met with commissioners and staff. Here is a brief on what we expect and will look for regarding a standard for brokers and title reform.