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DOL fiduciary rule's upcoming September surprise'll send brokers memo-izing -- or else -- says Fred Reish in Nashville to a spellbound room

The Drinker Biddle attorney's invariably even tone gained inflection as he spoke of how brokers can only invoke BICE exemptions to go off DOL script by zealous, proactive documentation

May 25, 2017 — 7:53 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

Borzi: Exemptions from conflict of interest will be part of new fiduciary proposal

An easing of the ban against advisors accepting payment from money managers for selling their products may be in the works

May 7, 2013 — 3:14 AM UTC

10 most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry affecting RIAs in 2012, Part 1

Cataclysmic changes are in store RIAs advising retirement plans -- here's who's building up and advocating for this vital sector

January 3, 2013 — 4:57 AM UTC

fi360 lures an executive away from Wells Fargo Private Bank to help thousands of advisors deliver fiduciary care

Kathleen Stewart wore many hats at the big wealth manager and has worked for an RIA and Goldman Sachs alike

April 20, 2012 — 3:52 AM UTC

Private equity strikes again, this time quietly buying control of fi360 for $11.5 million

Bluff Point Associates principals liked the recurring revenues and bright growth prospects

April 10, 2012 — 5:41 AM UTC

As DOL contemplates stiff fiduciary-related penalties on advisors, NAPFA and FPA find rare concord with FSI

The more RIA-focused groups agree with the IBD trade group that holders of smaller IRA accounts will not be able to pay for advice under new rules

March 22, 2012 — 4:07 AM UTC

Which three of DOL's new 401(k) rules represent the biggest land mines for financial advisors and plan sponsors

Accepting gifts, estimating fees and using asset allocation models all demand treading lightly

February 14, 2012 — 6:06 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

NY Times uncovers deeper fiduciary truth by interviewing wirehouse brokers

Yesterday's article in respected newspaper shows brokers themselves make no pretense about putting the client first

March 5, 2010 — 5:17 AM UTC
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