As required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report January 21 on whether everyone providing personalized financial advice to consumers should be held to the same standard of conduct when giving that advice. The SEC’s answer? Yes, a uniform fiduciary standard is appropriate. And if you assumed that was already the case, you’re like most consumers, according to the SEC, which found that people are confused about ...

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