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Definition of 'Fiduciary standards'
The highest ethical standards in the financial services industry. Only registered investment advisors and investment advisor representatives are held to fiduciary standards of trust. Financial firms and those acting on their behalf must meet a set of standards to ensure they are always putting the interests of their client first.