RIA sees emerging conflict of interest for fee-only advisors

BenefitsPro - Don’t confuse fee-based RIAs with fee-only RIAs if you want to talk fiduciary regulations with Harold Evensky and expect to get away with it.

Evensky, Chair of Evensky, Katz and Foldes Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm with about $1.5 billion in assets under management, is credited with being one of the first to pioneer the fee-only advisory movement in the early 1990s, when his practice made the jump from a commission-based model of compensation to a fee-based, fiduciary model.

Now in his 70s, he continues to lead the firm he co-founded and serves as an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University, where he teaches a graduate course in wealth management.

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