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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
Harold Evensky: They want to be in a position to raise money from industry sources and that's something we didn't want to do.

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

Thursday 8.25.11
Sheryl Garrett:  “Given the funding issues currently facing the SEC, it may not get the resources to continue to regulate registered investment advisers. In that event, the Committee supports an alternative self-regulatory organization (SRO)."

Influential fiduciaries endorse bootstrapping advisory-industry SRO
Maria Elena Lagomasino and Harold Evensky among those giving nod to Mississippi law students

Monday 4.18.11
Tom Bradley: Let’s not exclude any option out of emotion.

Tom Bradley makes the case for regulatory efficiency -- and maybe, FINRA, especially for the dually registered
TD Ameritrade's chief says it's too soon to reject any idea out-of-hand.

Friday 2.11.11
Bill Crager of Envestnet: "There was a lot of momentum toward the fiduciary standard. Now the implications find their way throughout the industry."

(Updated) Groundbreaking SEC study would smash old regulatory system, creating fiduciary brokers and more regulated advisors
Controversy and conflict emerge as SIFMA, Schwab and others begin to react

Monday 1.24.11
Nick Georgis: Schwab has had conversations with SEC staff.

Schwab takes high-profile stand opposing self-regulatory organization for advisors
Largest custodian opposes FINRA on heavily lobbied issue

Friday 1.14.11
Nick Georgis:  We do not support a SRO for the RIA industry. Schwab has had conversations with SEC staff to share this point of view.

Custodians defend their records in having RIA backs in battles for the fiduciary standard and against FINRA takeover
TD Ameritrade has publicly made some regulatory efforts for advisors and other say they mostly do it behind the scenes

Tuesday 11.23.10
Daylian Cain: Disclosure is like a sugar pill. If it somehow relaxes us, than it does real harm.

What we all feared: 'Better' disclosure yields worse results, according to Yale professor's study
At an exclusive think-tank style conference on the Potomac, industry leaders heard the psychology behind investors' rosy view of the world.

Monday 9.27.10
The CFP Board of Standards is co-sponsoring a conference to bring top academics, industry thinkers in front of regulators. Kevin Keller, CEO, says advocacy groups can't afford to take a break now.

How a surprising array of advisor groups aims to catch the SEC's ear
A conference of experts from academia, industry will examine how the fiduciary standard could work in a brokerage business

Monday 9.13.10
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard recalls Goldman Sach's Lloyd Blankfein's stammering testimony with a new video cut to make a specific point.

Goldman Sachs settles to make its scandal die, and Congress passes financial services reform. What does it mean for RIAs? Not much, yet.
In an attempt to sway new regulations on the fiduciary standard, an advocacy group releases a video of Goldman Sachs execs' worst moments before a Senate committee

Friday 7.16.10
Elizabeth MacBride on how a small group of advocates for advisors and the fiduciary standard influence the debate this year in Washington, D.C.

What went right: the story of the fiduciary standard this year
A long-odds fight by advocates and a well-timed Goldman Sachs stumble and -- voilà -- brokers may have to begin putting customers' interests first

Monday 6.28.10
A strong advocate for the fiduciary standard, Frank pulled out a win in the conference committee this afternoon.

Improbable win for fiduciary standard: Congress set to hand SEC power to impose fiduciary duty on broker-dealers
Conference committee agrees on a measure that calls for six-month study and then gives SEC authority to write single set of rules for advisors and brokers

Friday 6.25.10
Ron Rhoades: Fiduciary organizations benefit from the media's growing attention to the fiduciary issue.

One-Man Think Tank: Being a fiduciary is suddenly in style, even as lawmakers dance around the issue
The conference committee puts off action for another day, but Ron Rhoades points out that the private sector is finding its own solutions

Thursday 6.24.10
In a lobbying letter, Maria Elena Lagomasino wrote, "All families should be able to access the same high fiduciary standard of investment and financial advice that wealthy families can access. Why should smaller investors be left behind?"

Regulatory Wire: Do Fiduciary advocates now have the Obama faction on their side? Treasury speech offers hope.
Insurers step from behind the curtain with lobbying letters; big names in family office world sign on to the fiduciary fight

Friday 6.11.10
NASSA can take consolation in what's likely a big win in its column after financial reform -- the shift in oversight of RIAs with up to $100 million in assets from SEC oversight to state regulation.

Regulatory Wire: Advocates for investment advisors disagree over priorities in the reform debate
Plus: a Washington outsider's view of reform; and FINRA's Ketchum on new fraud focus

Friday 5.28.10
Looking ahead to next week: a powerful new committee will have its first meeting

Regulatory Wire: Is it game-over for the fiduciary standard this year? Advocates say, maybe not
Johnson amendment, calling for study of harmonizing regulations, passes as part of 1,596-page bill

Friday 5.21.10
Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein has said the investment bank is not a fiduciary. What is at issue, then, is what the suitability standard really is.

Regulatory Wire: How Goldman Sachs' fraud case will redirect the regulatory debate
Two Senators to offer amendment; plus, how many arbitration cases are filed because of breach of fiduciary duty? It's a lot.

Friday 4.23.10

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