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Defining “Fiduciary”

Okay, I did it again in a recent column. And I got into trouble again. That’s what I get for using the F-word.

“Fiduciary.”

My most recent transgression was to point out the simple fact that insurance agents are compensated by commissions on the products they sell. They have no fiduciary duty to legally act in the best interests of their customers.

Every time I remind readers that sellers of financial products do not have a fiduciary duty to their customers, I get indignant responses from financial salespeople who seem to think I have accused them of being unethical.

Not so. Continue reading