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Don Trone: Because ethotic leaders tend to have a broader view, they are able to keep a better sense of perspective in the face of adversity.

The 10 essential qualities an advisor must possess to become an 'ethotic' leader in these days of roiling markets
Why? Because it's time for the industry to accept that consumers will never care about suitability vs. fiduciary and recognize that they're hungry for leadership

Wednesday 8.26.15
Don Trone: The individuals I am critical of are the members of fiduciary advocacy groups who have turned a blind eye to unethical, and in some cases, illegal behavior.

Where Barbara Roper and Ron Rhoades lose traction in their fiduciary arguments
Lay fiduciary decision-makers have difficulty in discerning conflicts of interest.

Monday 3.2.15
Ron Rhoades: Don’s view reflects a misunderstanding of the breadth of the fiduciary principle.

Why I disagree with Don Trone's characterization of Obama's fiduciary stance as 'punitive'
The essential component of fiduciary duty -- loyalty -- is what separates the advisor from the salesperson, according to fellow fiduciary advocate Ron Rhoades

Friday 2.27.15
Don Trone: Fiduciary is no longer a point of inspiration for moral, ethical and prudent decision-making.

Why Obama and the DOL are all wet when it comes to the proposed fiduciary rule
Stress the carrot and not the stick in formulating a rule that will get real results, says a fiduciary maven

Thursday 2.26.15
Before the lights went out: A consumer panel says what it knows about what it doesn't.

TD throws its first client-best-interest summit, a micro-event, by 'candlelight' in Palm Beach and ideas rise from the RIA deeps
As members of a consumer panel bitch creatively, fed up advisors dig deep for ideas that depend less on DC vicissitudes and more on RIA will and unity

Monday 6.17.13
Ron Rhoades: I can assure you that I am doing fine.

Ron Rhoades: Staying on at NAPFA would have given ammunition to RIA industry foes
Shocked industry advocates are conflicted as to whether Rhoades should have stayed the course; in another industry shakeup, FPA's Marvin W. Tuttle announces he will step down

Tuesday 8.21.12
Ron Rhoades: You're going to see a much more active NAPFA.

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"

Wednesday 5.23.12
Blaine Aikin: Regardless of what happens to regulatory reform, we expect to do really well.

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

Tuesday 4.10.12
Brian Hamburger: The SEC is lining up the facts so that later the conclusion becomes obvious (it can’t regulate advisors with current resources). ... It’s genius, what they’re looking to do, but it’s incredibly transparent.

The RIABiz list of winners and losers in the wake of the SEC's fiduciary study
The race is on as laggards adapt to new vision of the future

Friday 1.28.11
Charles Lowenhaupt:  What was really clear after 2008 was that diligence and process were the gold standard.

Two longtime fiduciary advocates make a pitch for family offices to sign on to standards
After Bernie Madoff and now Kenneth Starr, the family office business seems in need of some better guidelines.

Wednesday 6.2.10
Lou Harvey: The bigger impact is on IRAs, not 401ks. There are a heck of a lot more IRAs out there and advisers involved in IRAs.

IRA assets could be ripped from the grasp of brokers if DOL has its way
With brokers disqualified, fee-only advisors may have 'phenomenal' opportunity to dominate $4.1 trillion IRA market

Thursday 3.4.10
Mindy Diamond: A home run for RIAs and recruiters

Page One Wall Street Journal article is a 'home run' for the RIA industry
Story's impact could exceed New York Times article about Smith Barney breakaway two years ago

Tuesday 1.5.10

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