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Phyllis Borzi: We thought we hadn't done enough.

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

Tuesday 5.7.13
Randy Long: Being willing to serve in a fiduciary role has had a major impact in the growth of the firm.

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

Thursday 1.3.13
Kathleen Stewart: The industry and banks are always in a state of flux, and that's something you live with every day.

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

Friday 4.20.12
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
Susan John: It appears we may be on the same page for once. This is just one of those odd circumstances.

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

Thursday 3.22.12
Lou Harvey: It's really going to annoy the hell out of the plan sponsors.

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

Tuesday 2.14.12
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
Blaine Aikin does not take a statement about the fiduciary standard at face value. Rather, he asks whether a person or organizations embraces the principals behind the existing standard.

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

Friday 3.5.10

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