Mark Tibergien, the Pershing Advisor Solutions CEO, is sure to upset many RIAs, as his comments on RIAs suggest in an Oct. 18 discussion I had with him.
Former SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar spoke these words in 2010 when Dodd-Frank was under construction in Congress: “While the scope of service may vary between clients, the standards of loyalty and care in providing that service should not. You simply cannot be three-quarters of a fiduciary.”
CFP Board’s revisions to its Standards of Professional Conduct are out. The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard applauds the CFP Board for making this proposal. Make no mistake. The proposal is a good first step. Two provisions regarding fiduciary duties stand out.