A fiduciary is legally obligated to act in the best interest of the person or entity they are representing. In other words, they have a fiduciary duty or obligation to their client. In the world of financial advisors, only independent Registered Investment Advisors have fiduciary responsibility.

John Bogle on the Restoration of the Fiduciary Principle

Vanguard Founder John Bogle continues to write about the need to restore the notion of fiduciary duty in American business. Writing in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Bogle attributes the financial crisis to the declining standards in fiduciary duty and overall business ethics.

Achaean Financial is Proving Innovation is Alive and Well in the Annuity Business

Lorry Stensrud, a seasoned executive turned entrepreneur, is on the leading-edge of retirement income product development with his new Venture Achaean Financial.

Achaean’s Income Plus+ product provides a relatively high level of guaranteed starting income while maintaining both...

New Fiduciary Standards

Is anyone up-to-speed on the new DOL regulations that might apply to advisors who work with retirement plan sponsors?


Top Ten Annuity Buying Tips

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