PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiduciary360 (fi360), the premier organization for fiduciary education, investment analytics, support services and industry insights for financial professionals, today announced that former Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) will deliver the keynote address and take questions from attendees at their annual conference taking place May 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Dodd, who retired this year from a distinguished 36-year career in Congress, most recently chaired the powerful Senate Banking Committee. He is co-author of the historic Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted last year in the wake of the financial crisis.
Mr. Dodd will address the Act's impact on business and the economy, in particular how it affects standards of care for financial advisors and fiduciary protections for investors. From his first-hand perspective, Mr. Dodd will discuss how the legislation was crafted, its implementation to date and what to expect going forward.
"Senator Dodd is one of the individuals most singularly responsible for the current direction of fiduciary reform," said Blaine Aikin, CEO of fi360. "His insight will be an invaluable resource for our attendees and members and a natural fit considering the focus on reform over the past year."
Including Mr. Dodd's address, the fi360 Conference features 34 unique sessions on a wide variety of fiduciary topics, such as timely updates, practical guidance, conceptual theory, fiduciary advocacy and more. Other prominent speakers include ERISA attorney Fred Reish, policy expert Duane Thompson, columnist Ron Rhoades and advocate Knut Rostad. Attendees at the conference include investment advisors, brokers, and other financial services professionals who seek to further their education on fiduciary-related subjects.
Fi360 offers a comprehensive approach to investment fiduciary education, practice management and support that has established them as the go-to source for investment fiduciary insights. With substantiated Practices as the foundation, fi360 offers world-class fiduciary Training/Education, Tools and Resources that are essential for fiduciaries and those who provide services to fiduciaries to effectively and successfully manage their roles and responsibilities. Fi360 assists those who rely on their fiduciary education programs, professional AIF® and AIFA® designations, Web-based analytical and reporting software and resources to achieve success. For more information about fi360, please visit www.fi360.com or Twitter: @fiduciary360.