Financial Advisors, not Brokers or Salesmen
The broker exemption from the 1940 Investment Advisor Act allows for a lower "suitability standard" for most of the national money management firms. This allows for limited disclosures, conflicts of interest, and advice that is biased by commission incentives (see 2011 SEC study calling for Uniform Fiduciary Standard and the recent 2015 Presidential Report on conflicted investment advice). As recently formed Advizent (an RIA promotion and advocacy organization) states on its website, "even though true fiduciary advisors are doing a better job for investors, fewer than one out of five investors know RIAs exist." With Inukshuk, every client can be assured they are receiving a standard of care unparalleled in the industry, underwritten by the fiduciary standard of our RIA business model and the high ethical standards of the CFA designation (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Inukshuk Investment advisors are independent fee-only financial advisors offering investment portfolio management, wealth management, financial planning, and consulting services to individuals and organizations of all kinds.
Why Work with a Chartered Financial Analyst?
The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation is widely considered the most challenging financial designation to obtain. The CFA program is very broad, and might be more aptly described as the equivalent of a master's degree in finance with accompanying minors in accounting, economics, statistical analysis and portfolio management. Charterholders course of study includes equity, fixed income and alternative investments, financial analysis, portfolio management, wealth management, quantitative methods, and economics. All charterholders must abide by the highest standards of ethics and conduct in the industry.
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