Posted by Joe Bert, CFP®, AIF®
Many of us are likely familiar with the accounting world’s Rules v. Principles ethics regulation. But you may not be aware that the Department of Labor, since promulgating its fiduciary rule last year, has implemented a similar type of principle-based regulatory approach. Within the financial advisor world much of the debate over the so-called Fiduciary Rule has been centered on this approach.
But as a client, whether you are aware of this debate or not, the question becomes: why should you care?