Where RIABiz's view of RIAs as oases-of-ethics bumps up against the Merrill Lynch & Co. mirage -- and why that mirage is still so effective
Fiduciary watchdog Knut Rostad warns that RIAs must zealously expose wirehouses tricked out in best-interests-of-the-investor drag
|January 6, 2017 — 6:33 PM UTC|
At MarketCounsel, a Ron Rhoades-Skip Schweiss exchange reveals new DOL-rule threat -- a Trump-led compromise creating a mutant strain of the reg that benefits no one
The problem, Rhoades says, is that a pseudo-fiduciary standard asks consumers to assume the burden of knowing what's best for them when it comes to investing, which brings the problem full circle
|December 7, 2016 — 8:33 PM UTC|
How Wall Street emasculated the DOL rule with an old-fashioned end game: 'Somebody made a deal' -- and why tort lawyers are licking their chops
End-game style politics exposed fiduciaries' lack of playoff experience, but RIAs can console themselves because DOL exposed shady dealings on 'the dark side'
|April 7, 2016 — 3:10 PM UTC|
LPL CEO floats orphaning 3% of its brokerage business in prelude to DOL 'travesty'
Mark Casady says he may lop off brokerage accounts of $15,000, citing looming rule changes
|October 30, 2015 — 6:28 PM UTC|
What Tony Robbins should remember when he talks 'fiduciary'
The five-syllable word represents an attitude, way of life and something you should grasp for the good of investors
|December 8, 2014 — 8:44 PM UTC|
'Paradigm shift' in 401(k) flows opens the DOL door for annuities in 401(k) plans and RIAs are split
In the wake of DOL and Treasury rulings, some fiduciaries, certainly not all, seem willing to give the oft-reviled instruments a chance
|October 28, 2014 — 6:27 PM UTC|
NAPFA's appointment of a new chairman could be a big deal for RIAs
Ron Rhoades spent the last year in obscurity but now he's "ready to take the gloves off"
|May 23, 2012 — 3:03 AM UTC|
A reporter empties his notebook after attending FPA's Business Solutions event
Marty Kurtz lets crowd in on peer review plan, big custodians square off on tech and Eric Clarke yields interesting thoughts in a one-on-one interview
|March 8, 2012 — 4:49 AM UTC|
Fiduciary leaders splinter into two advocacy groups over divergent views
Knut Rostad takes six people with him to start the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
|August 25, 2011 — 5:24 AM UTC|