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Knut Rostad: One unfamiliar with the nuanced differences in play may well ask, 'What, again, is wrong with being suitable?'

Op-Ed: The fiduciary standard is in worse shape than it was four years ago
The teachable moment of Lehman's collapse seems to have dissipated, and forces of dissimilation are winning the day

Friday 1.11.13
Knut Rostad demanded to know what Elliot Weissbluth meant by 'zero conflicts of interest.'

The two dramatic moments everyone was buzzing about at the MarketCounsel conference
Elliot Weissbluth, Knut Rostad, Charles Goldman and Joe Duran helped show us why thought leadership begins when sparks fly

Tuesday 9.18.12
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
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
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
Mercer Bullard: "If the CFP Board, the Financial Planning Association or the Investment Adviser Association finally get their act together, they might want to get involved."

Mississippi lawyer Mercer Bullard volunteers to form an RIA SRO and nobody's laughing it off
IAA won't join forces; annual cost to run an SRO could top $150 million

Thursday 3.10.11
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
Marty Durbin: We said, ‘Never again do we want our motives called into question, and here’s how we’re going to do that.’

First Command's Marty Durbin retires -- well after his scandalized IBD went RIA to rehab its image
A third of of the Texas-based firm's reps had to leave but it now has $18 billion of AUM

Thursday 12.2.10
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
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
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
Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass) sees SEC rule-making authority, but after a certain “preparatory” time.

As House and Senate talk compromise, Barney Frank hints at a win for fiduciary advocates
In Washington end game, the fiduciary standard hangs in the balance between Barney Frank and Tim Johnson

Thursday 6.17.10
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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