WHAT is a fiduciary?
A fiduciary is a professional entrusted to manage assets or wealth while putting the client's best interests first at all times. Financial advisors when acting in a fiduciary capacity must disclose any conflict, or potential conflict, to their clients before and during the advisory engagement. Fiduciaries will also adopt a code of ethics and fully disclose how they are compensated.
WHO is a fiduciary?
Investment Advisor Representatives (IARs) are held to a fiduciary standard of care when working with advisory clients under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. By law, they must act solely in the best interest of their clients.
HOW can you find a fiduciary?
While there are many financial professionals who profess to have their clients' best interests at heart, they still may have conflicts that impact their recommendations. It's important for consumers to ask the right questions of any financial advisor. For these questions or any others, feel free to contact us.