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Louis Harvey

author Image Louis Harvey is the president of DALBAR Inc., the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service.


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Areas of Expertise: fiduciary responsibility, investments, retirement plans

Website: www.FiduciaryRegistry.com, www.DALBAR.com, www.ERISAFeeDisclosure.com

Topics Presented in Speeches: “The Fiduciary Role,” investor behavior and fee disclosure

Email: LHarvey@DALBAR.com

Biography:
Louis S. Harvey is the president and founder of DALBAR, which is recognized as the leading provider of adviser audit and evaluation services to the financial services community. DALBAR ratings and reports are generally accepted standards that influence the financial industry, its regulations and legislation. DALBAR’s recognition of excellence has been a key differentiator for firms and for advisers who seek to distinguish themselves for being focused on and fulfilling the needs of their customers.

Most recently, Lou Harvey has been at the forefront of major changes facing the retirement plan business, including Social Security reform, disclosure reform, participant advice, qualified default investment alternatives and the transition from plans that require “elections by participants” to ones that make “elections for participants.”

Lou Harvey has served on several boards and committees including the Federal Reserve of Boston, NASD, Bentley College and several nonprofit organizations.

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  1. Portfolio Strategies »

    How Investors Miss Big Profits

    Individual investors underperform the mutual funds they invest in, but they can take advantage of psychological behaviors to improve their returns.

    October 2012 | Journal