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The Human Capital podcast brings you the latest on the people who are helping to shape the financial services regulatory landscape, be they lawmakers, attorneys, industry officials or lobbyists. We'll get inside views from the movers and shakers on how various policy matters are impacting the advisory industry. Hosted by Melanie Waddell, Washington Bureau Chief for Investment Advisor Magazine and ThinkAdvisor.com, this bi-weekly podcast complements the weekly Human Capital briefing. 

Nov 13, 2020

In this episode of Human Capital, we talk with Karen Barr, president and CEO of the Investment Adviser Association in Washington, about the growing ranks of RIAs as well as important rule updates that are due to be released by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Barr weighs in on the much-anticipated changes to the...


Oct 30, 2020

In this episode of Human Capital, we talk with Charles Millard, the former director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., who’s now a senior advisor to asset management firm Amundi Pioneer. He discusses why House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Kevin Brady, R-Texas, introduced their big...


Oct 16, 2020

In this episode of Human Capital, we talk with popular blogger and financial planner Michael Kitces about XY Planning Network’s recent decision to not pursue a Supreme Court challenge to the appeals court ruling that upheld the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest.

Says Kitces, who’s also...


Oct 5, 2020

In this episode of Human Capital, we talk with Ron Rhoades, director of the Personal Financial Planning Program and assistant professor of finance in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University, who was recently awarded the Tamar Frankel Fiduciary prize by the Institute for the Fiduciary...


Sep 18, 2020

In this episode, we check in with IRA and tax specialist Ed Slott of Ed Slott & Co., on what the recent debt and deficit numbers reported by the Congressional Budget Office mean for retirement plan participants.

The CBO numbers, according to Slott, show that the three-legged retirement planning stool is shaky, and for...