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Advocis position on fees and competency debated

Readers disagree over the importance of retaining embedded commissions, raising proficiency standards and whether these positions are inconsistent.

May 12, 2016

Letters to the Editor: No confusion, Advocis says

As the U.K. reconsiders rules banning embedded commissions, Advocis reaffirms its commitment to both raising proficiency standards for advisors and embedded compensation

  • May 12, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 14:30

Letters to the Editor: Proficiency, not commissions, reduces number of advisors

It’s worth reviewing the experience of the U.K., where advisors have faced higher proficiency standards since 2013

  • May 11, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 11:00

Letters to the Editor: Commission-based advisors can be held to highest standards

John De Goey’s response to Advocis fails to address how clients will suffer if many have to leave the business

  • May 11, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 10:30

Letters to the Editor: Confusion at Advocis?

It seems contradictory to ask for both the retention of embedded fees and higher standards for financial advisors

  • May 10, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 13:00

Letters to the Editor: Higher professional standards needed

To protect clients, Advocis supports a new professional accreditation for financial advisors. Failure to do so will leave regulatory gaps.

  • May 6, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 11:30

The wrong side of history


  • April 21, 2016 November 12, 2019
  • 23:00