Investment management counsel David Tittsworth (Washington, D.C.) presented at “Is the Advisers Act still spry at 75 or showing its age?” on Aug. 11. Co-hosted by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard and Ropes & Gray at the firm’s New York office, the panel discussion examined the state of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as it applies today and issues including advisers’ fiduciary obligations and the vital role of objective advice.
In addition to Mr. Tittsworth, who was for 18 years the CEO of the Investment Advisers Association, the panel included other nationally recognized experts on fiduciary duties and the Investment Advisers Act, including Tamar Franklin of Boston University School of Law; Robert E. Plaze, partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and former deputy director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC; and Ron A. Rhodes, assistant professor at Western Kentucky University. The panel was moderated by Knut A. Rostad, the president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.
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