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Barry Glassman

Barry Glassman

Barry Glassman, CFP, is founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services, an investment and wealth management firm in McLean, Va.
  • Voices How to Think Like a Startup

    Regardless of how big my firm gets, we can’t lose the entrepreneurial mindset that got us where we are.
  • Voices Behind the Scenes of the Fiduciary Standard Debate

    With the passing of Dodd-Frank, the SEC is paving the the way to adopt a uniform fiduciary standard for broker/dealers and investment advisors. Barry Glassman of Glassman Wealth says that there's no feasible way for brokers to uphold the same fiduciary standard to which RIA are held. He writes, "for them to come under the fiduciary standard as it currently exists, their businesses would have to split up into so many micro pieces that it would be disastrous for them." But the alternative, as it is being proposed, is for the very meaning of the fiduciary standard to change.