What does Fiduciary mean, and why does it matter?

What does Fiduciary mean, and why does it matter?

Almost all our engagements and recommendations with clients are Fiduciary.  Why does that matter to you?  Ironically, many advisors were not required or did not follow a Fiduciary standard.  Under current regulations, all advisors are now required to act as Fiduciaries for new recommendations in retirement accounts (for example IRA accounts).  However, they were not required to do that until very recently, and your account might be grandfathered under the old, weaker, “suitability” rules.