Our educational webinars address recent industry developments or specific topics related to fiduciary responsibility. They offer opportunities for interaction between the audience and the presenters, who are Fi360 staff or other industry thought-leaders.

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Live attendance is eligible for one hour of CE for the AIF®, AIFA®, and PPC® Designations. CE credit may also apply for the CFP® Certification, when indicated. Each individual wishing to receive CE credit for any credential must register for and log in to the session individually so that we have a record of your attendance. Recorded videos of previous webinars are available for viewing below. AIF and AIFA Designees must access archived webinars through the Designee Portal in order to receive CE credit. If you have any questions, please email support@fi360.com.

How to Build Portfolios using ETFs and Index Products

Dr. Vinay Nair, Founder and Chairman, 55ip
Wesley Graves, SVP Sales, 55ip
John Faustino, Chief Product & Strategy Officer, Fi360

June 13, 2018

Today, there are more indices than stocks. This is both good and bad news. Investors can access many exposures and build diversified portfolios and not solely rely on active managers that have disappointed and charge high fees. The bad news is the quality and practical aspects of building an investment strategy using ETFs and other indices are only beginning to be well understood.  For example, without easy access to leading science and portfolio construction capabilities, many advisors are leaving money on the table. Too many advisors today offer static investment model for what appears to be a low cost until market conditions suddenly shift, and the real costs are anything but low. Client outcomes are weighed down by the “frictions” that get in the way of client outcomes, including hidden fees, inefficient tax management and especially extreme losses.

Now, there are new ways to manage a modern portfolio. This webinar provides valuable information on how to manage fees, taxes and risk in changing markets and touch on the technology developments that is allowing advisors to benefit from this.

Is the Fiduciary Standard Being Dismembered or Strengthened?

Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360 and CEFEX

Duane Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst, Fi360

May 17, 2018

Join Fi360’s Blaine Aikin and Duane Thompson as they review the latest developments in the battle over the fiduciary standard for investment advice. They will examine the latest efforts by the Department of Labor and SEC as these agencies continue to review potential changes to the fiduciary standard under securities laws and ERISA. Recent court decisions by the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, examination and enforcement activities by the SEC, and a growing interest by the states in protecting their constituents from conflicted investment advice are also examined. Will efforts at harmonizing rules across regulatory silos, including pending state insurance requirements for annuity transactions, really work? Will industry players already prepared for compliance with the DOL rule continue with best practices even if the fiduciary rule is overturned? Is ESG investing playing an increasingly important and accepted role as part of an advisor’s prudent practices? Aikin and Thompson will tackle these questions and many others in what is shaping up to be a watershed year for the fiduciary standard.


The Regulatory Outlook for 2018 and the Impact on Advisors

Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360
Duane Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst, Fi360

February 14, 2018

While the fiduciary rule will continue to dominate attention in 2018, the second tier of potential regulatory activity may surprise many advisors. After President Trump’s executive order in early 2017 promising a top-to-bottom review of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, the rest of the year was relatively quiet on the regulatory front for the financial services industry.  However, key components of the rule went into effect last June, with additional rulemaking activity expected as early as this spring by the Securities and Exchange Commission, working in tandem with the DOL.  As part of a much broader de-regulatory effort, the Trump Administration also plans to eliminate old rules across federal agencies at “better than 2:1,” according to the Office of Management and Budget.  What does all of this mean for fiduciary advisors?  Will the SEC and DOL move ahead with harmonizing the fiduciary standard for investment advice?  What has happened to other rules left over from the Obama years?  Will Congress move out of gridlock to roll back Dodd-Frank?  What are the examination priorities for the SEC and FINRA in 2018?  Fi360’s Blaine Aikin and Duane Thompson review what promises to be an interesting year on the regulatory front in Washington.


Designee Coaching Call: Fees, Services, and a Prudent Process for IRA Rollovers Watch

The Continuing Fiduciary Trend and How the AIF Designation Fits In Watch

IRA Rollover Fee Study Early Insights Watch

Research Trends for Recordkeepers Webinar Watch

Gaining a fiduciary edge with AIF Training & Designation - Principal Watch

Fee Benchmarker Demo – Benchmarking Your Advisory Fees and Services for 401(k) Plans Watch

An Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Proposal Watch

Fiduciary Essentials for DC Plans: Why You Should Consider Training for Your Plan Sponsor Clients Watch

The New Fiduciary Proposal…It’s out and we’re talking about it Watch

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