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Institute & Industry Leaders
Institute and industry leaders speak out on fiduciary duties and practices and for investors with clarity. Here are some recent instances where their voices have been heard. Please feel free to email the Institute examples you see.
The Campaign for Investors is a groundbreaking national initiative to educate and empower investors and financial advisors on working together to serve investors’ best interests.
Overseen by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, the Campaign will provide tools and resources to educate investors on their rights when working with an advisor, as well as provide advisors with the guidance they need to best meet their clients’ interests and remain essential in an increasingly competitive industry.
In a comment letter to the SEC, The Secretary writes,” It is evident that the Commission has abandoned a Fiduciary standard in the name of ‘choice.'”
On May 30, 2018
For eight years Phyllis Borzi worked hard to make the fiduciary obligation consistent among service providers to the nation’s corporate retirement plans. When she retired last year, she looked forward to beginning to cross off those many deferred wishes from her bucket list. She has. But she hasn’t left the team.
The simple fact remains that investment advisers represent their clients and broker-dealers represent issuers. Investors deserve real advice. That’s why we formed the No Incidental Investors initiative.
On April 18, 2018
I believe the fiduciary movement is making real progress. A few years ago, I regularly heard, “What does fiduciary mean?” Now, frequent internet searches for “fiduciary” or “fee-only” advisors find us. Many clearly understand. Nevertheless, there is still confusion.
Fiduciary, fee-only advisors from around the country today volunteered free financial advice to Las Vegas Tragedy survivors and victims’ families. A website serves to connect survivors and victim families who received funds with a financial advisor.
On December 26, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has undergone a bit of a makeover. It’s no longer actually meant to regulate the financial services industry as it pertains to the treatment of Main Street – it has been transformed into an advocacy for the banks, credit card issuers, insurance companies, mortgage originators and brokerage firms against what it sees as overzealous regulation and job-killing oversight.
On November 15, 2017
Professor of Law and Michaels Faculty Research Scholar Tamar Frankel has been selected to receive the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Law School’s (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education.