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As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

    As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

We want to focus on the type of “nevers” that, in the heat of the moment or humdrum routine of everyday life, fiduciaries can find themselves slowly sliding down that slippery slope towards. In fact, if, as you read these, you catch yourself muttering something about “there’s always an exception,” then you’ve just discovered where that slippery slope lies.

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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Benchmark Based on Personalized GOT Return Requirement Instead of Any Particular Market Return

    5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Benchmark Based on Personalized GOT Return Requirement Instead of Any Particular Market Return

All the preceding reasons logically lead to this one undeniable truth: You either meet your goal or you don’t. All other methods of measurement, all other forms of calculations, all other arbitrary comparisons fail to stand up to this simple, common-sense, metric.

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Compliance

As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

    As a Professional Fiduciary, You Must Never Do Any of These 7 Things

We want to focus on the type of “nevers” that, in the heat of the moment or humdrum routine of everyday life, fiduciaries can find themselves slowly sliding down that slippery slope towards. In fact, if, as you read these, you catch yourself muttering something about “there’s always an exception,” then you’ve just discovered where that slippery slope lies.

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Conflicts of Interest

Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

    Self-Dealing Ban Eliminates Greatest Fiduciary Conflict-of-Interest

The definition of “conflict-of-interest” has become so broadly defined as to render it useless. It’s better to focus on the one conflict-of-interest that, with very limited exceptions, fiduciaries have had to outright ban for centuries. Ironically, in contrast to this precedent, it remains the one conflict-of-interest the DOL expressly permits.

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What if the DOL Wrote the Rules of Golf?

    What if the DOL Wrote the Rules of Golf?

Don Trone offers an amusing take on a current issue of interest.

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