Regulators ban advice fees and conflicts. Robert Pozen, September 8, 2013, Opinion. “Regulators around the world have been focusing on how financial companies deliver advice to their clients. The standards that apply to that advice – especially how it is paid for – have been the subject of recent regulatory initiatives in Australia, the US and Europe. The official goals of these initiatives are to eliminate conflicts of interest that might harm investors, and to help them cope with the increasing complexity of financial markets. Less officially, these initiatives aim to push investors…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified March 28, 2014