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Posted by Norman M Boone, MBA, CFP® on February 24, 2015 in Fiduciary ExcellenceThere is no one right way to write an IPS. There is no prescribed set of topics that need to be included. The length of an IPS can be whatever is right for the advisor and the client. For that reason, the appropriate length of an IPS rests with what needs to be said and how detailed the discussion of the selected topics need to be. THE "FOR DUMMIES” version OR just the facts? For example, if you want to include "Risk Tolerance" as a topic in your IPS, your entire discussion of that might just...
On Wednesday, we discussed on the blog the anticipated SEC issuance of a formal request for information on the costs and benefits of imposing a uniform standard of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers. Two days later, the SEC made that blog timely by issuing its new release, “Duties of Brokers, Dealers, and Investment Advisers.” Let’s consider some things that small-firm investment fiduciaries can do to contribute to the process.