What is fiduciary responsibility and why is it important?

Fiduciary means to hold a confidence or trust. A financial services industry professional who has a fiduciary responsibility to his or her clients must put a client's needs and interests ahead of his or her own.

You might reasonably think that anyone offering financial advice or services to clients is required to be a fiduciary. Sadly, if you thought that, you’d be wrong.

Some estimates claim that only 15% of advisors have a fiduciary duty to their clients.

While stockbrokers and insurance agents are regulated and licensed, they do not have a fiduciary responsibility to their clients.

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We are Accredited Investment Fiduciaries and are legally bound to act in the best interests of our clients.

He follows a fiduciary process that includes a duty of utmost care, a duty of integrity, a duty of honesty and full disclosure, a duty of loyalty, and a duty of good faith.

Advisors with a fiduciary responsibility are less likely to push products that earn them a quick buck.

With this level of accountability, why would you work with a financial planner who’s NOT a certified fiduciary?

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