Planners Push Back Against Push-Back of Universal Standard Date

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Planners Push Back Against Push-Back of Universal Standard Date

Mar 29, 2011

Financial Planning Coalition is pushing back against efforts to delay the imposition of a fiduciary duty on all retail advisers.

House Republicans this month called for the SEC to perform a cost benefit analysis before proceeding with fiduciary rulemaking.

But the coalition believes “this issue has been studied extensively” already, Marilyn Mohman-Gillis, managing director of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., said on a conference call with reporters today.

“The SEC's 200-page study [on fiduciary duty] was comprehensive, there have been other numerous research efforts, and our own study found that 97% of investors felt financial professionals" should follow a fiduciary standard, she said. Read more >

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Dan Jamieson
March 29, 2011

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