The Continuing Fiduciary Trend and How the AIF Designation Fits In
J.Richard Lynch, AIFA®
December 20, 2016
A review of legislation, regulation, and case law in recent years clearly points to the fact that the financial services industry has been heading down a fiduciary path. The DOL’s Conflict of Interest Rule puts an exclamation point on that trend. Will the Rule survive a new Administration in Washington, DC? How has this trend affected the number of advisors seeking the AIF designation? How does the AIF designation equip advisors to navigate this current environment?