If you’re not a financial practitioner, you may have missed the news that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation Best Interest (Regulation BI) rule took effect on June 30 of this year. The rule doesn’t require anything of investors and is aimed at financial advisors offering investment advice and recommendations, but what is Regulation BI, how does it impact you and can it offer you a fiduciary level of care?[read more]
What is Regulation Best Interest and How Does It Impact you?
The Greatest Spectacle in Investing
In a recent post, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® reminisced about watching the Indy 500 as a youth, and how much he enjoyed revisiting its well-established rituals when it aired once again this summer. Likewise, Grand Wealth Management has long offered well-established principles, policies, and processes for our clients to “take for granted,” year after year. In this timely piece, Steve shares three ways our steadfast processes have added value to clients’ best investment practices in a year otherwise fraught with uncertainty.[read more]
Steve Starnes GRBJ Commentary: Sustainable Investing
This summer, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® was invited to serve as a guest instructor in an undergraduate business ethics class. He enjoyed the experience, and the questions students asked about sustainable investing. What is it? Can it “work” as an investment strategy? Can environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) ratings help make the world a better place? Inspired by his classroom conversation, Steve covered sustainable investing in a recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article.[read more]