In bid to protect less savvy investors, commission doubles net-worth threshold
The final rule also excludes the value of a client's primary residence from the net-worth calculation, similar to newly increased thresholds for private placements....
Critics of the changes worried that raising the bar for performance fees would limit options for some clients and hurt small advisory firms.
But supporters argued that performance fees entail risks that require a level of sophistication and wealth from clients.
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards for example, argued in a comment letter that the value of a home is likely to be a function of the length of time an investor has owned the home, rather than a gauge of experience or sophistication. Read more >