Financial advisers should all play by the same rules
Thousands of Registered Investment Advisers already abide by a fiduciary standard when giving advice under the federal Investment Advisers Act. But brokers and insurance agents aren’t held to this standard, even though they might use “investment advisor” on their business cards. They only need to offer choices that are “suitable” for clients, and that doesn’t […]
Consumer groups, unions push for DOL fiduciary rule
A new coalition of labor unions and consumer advocates has formed to help generate support for the Department of Labor’s anticipated new fiduciary standard, which would make broker-dealers beholden to the high standards of care established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.