Clean House

If Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff serves no other purpose, he's a stark reminder that anyone acting in a fiduciary capacity must maintain high standards of ethical conduct in all dealings with customers and clients. In fact, it could be argued that this year's revelations about the once-revered Madoff plus the near collapse of the U.S. financial market combine to make it so that at no other time in

If Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff serves no other purpose, he's a stark reminder that anyone acting in a fiduciary capacity must maintain high standards of ethical conduct in all dealings with customers and clients. In fact, it could be argued that this year's revelations about the once-revered Madoff plus the near collapse of the U.S. financial market combine to make it so that at no other time in recent memory have wealth advisors, their clients and their attorneys been more sensitive to the

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