Going Beyond the Fiduciary Rule to Protect Investors
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How many Americans are still in the dark about their financial advice?
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When it comes to wealth management, anything less than advice that meets the fiduciary standard simply isn’t acceptable. Investors deserve more.
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Who do Americans trust most with their money?
This report presents the findings of a CARAVAN survey conducted by Engine among a sample of 2,007 adults comprising 1,004 men & 1,003 women 18 years of age and older. These online interviews took place on December 10-16, 2018.
Nearly half of Americans (48%) incorrectly believe all financial advisors have a legal obligation to act in clients’ best interests.
When investing their money, Americans reported the financial institution they’re most likely to trust are Registered Investment Advisors.
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Most Americans (78%) agree that the widespread adoption of technology within financial services is a positive development for the industry.
When investing their money,
investors are most likely to trust:
What’s more, 65 percent of investors who work with a financial advisor mistakenly believe that financial advisors only make recommendations that are in a client’s best interest, up from 46 percent in 2017.
Eighteen percent of those surveyed were unable to differentiate whether their advisor is a broker/dealer or a fiduciary.
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Nearly one-third of Americans think financial advisors are likely to take advantage of clients, but most believe their advisor is trustworthy.