Articles under “fiduciary standard”

The Fight for a Fiduciary Standard

Wealthfront was founded on a simple vision: that every investor, large and small, deserves sophisticated financial advice. And contrary to a large majority of the industry, we always put our clients first.

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Making the Case for Financial Planners

There are a number of value-added services that can improve your financial future.  In the past we have written about the benefits of engaging a tax advisor and an estate planner. In this post we make the case for financial planners.

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Wall Street Ethics: The Vanguard Test

Last week, Susanne Craig and Jessica Silver-Greenberg of The New York Times wrote a smoking-gun story about the lack of ethics at JPMorgan Chase. “[As JPMorgan Chase] became one of the nation’s largest mutual fund managers, some current and former brokers say it emphasized its sales over clients’ needs,” wrote the duo.

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The ‘Toxic’ Culture At Goldman Sachs

The very public resignation today by a Goldman Sachs executive makes it clear that Wall Street’s rotten culture extends even to the firm that has long been considered investment banks’ standard-bearer. Greg Smith resigned on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, in a letter that openly rips into Goldman Sachs, its culture and

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