A “fiduciary” is someone who is managing the assets of another person and stands in a special relationship of trust, confidence, and/or legal responsibility. A fiduciary is required by law to always act in the best interests of their client, beneficiary, or retirement plan participant. Yet, many fiduciaries are not even aware of their duties and responsibilities.
AIF and AIFA designees have acquired a thorough knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and can be an invaluable resource to investment fiduciaries and individual investors alike. An AIF designation represents that person’s knowledge of a Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence and their application of the global standard into their own practice. An AIFA designee has received the same training on a fiduciary standard, complemented by training on ISO-like assessment procedures to assess whether other fiduciaries conform to the standard of excellence.
Don’t risk going at it alone, AIF and AIFA designees have the training necessary to ensure that an investment process is managed to an appropriate fiduciary standard of care.