The word “Fiduciary” gets a lot of attention in the financial services industry. But what exactly is it, and what does it really mean for investors? Generally speaking, a fiduciary is someone acting on the behalf of another, usually in some kind of legal or financial capacity. Some examples of fiduciaries may include attorneys, trustees, estate executors, and accountants. In the financial services industry, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), like Financial Strategies Group, are held to a fiduciary standard by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This requires the RIA to act in the best interest of their clients and put their clients’ interests ahead of their own at all times.