Articles written by Guest Columnist Ron A. Rhoades


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Ron Rhoades tells Ira Hammerman that his response on SIFMA's behalf failed to address the 'undeniable' -- the threat of boycotts

The Kentucky professor schools the Washington lobbyist on the looming threat of broker-dealers forcing reps to sacrifice their CFP designations -- and questions Hammerman's math on 'one million employees' he claims to speak on 'behalf' of

June 20, 2019 — 6:37 PM

Broker-dealers' new power tactic -- threatening to quit states altogether -- to thwart local fiduciary rules for advisors sure looks like blatant misuse of power

SIFMA, FSI and Morgan Stanley made overt threats to Nevada and New Jersey and CFP Board that have more than a whiff of conspiracy to restrain trade

June 18, 2019 — 10:58 PM

Will the S.E.C. aid and abet fraud in 2019? A fictionalized grilling of Jay Clayton under truth ether reveals the perils

With brokers the special interest, the simple principle of putting client interests first, gets mangled in the wording. But two can play that game so Ron Rhoades fights back with his pen

December 27, 2018 — 8:40 PM

Why FINRA's power grab for RIAs needs to be stopped to avert the death of the profession, Part 1

Looking back from the year 2025, the author recounts how FINRA seized regulatory control and crushed the life out the once-thriving RIA channel

May 30, 2012 — 4:37 AM
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