2019 Spring Conference Speaker

Knut Rostad

Knut Rostad

Knut A. Rostad, MBA, AIF®, is the regulatory and compliance officer at Rembert Pendleton Jackson, a registered investment adviser in Falls Church, Virginia. Rostad co-founded and chaired the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard and is currently a founder and president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, a non profit formed in 2011 to advance the fiduciary standard through research, education and advocacy.

The Institute has established the Institute’s Six Core Fiduciary Duties, the Fiduciary Declaration, Fiduciary September, and the Frankel Fiduciary Prize. In May 2014, the Institute launched its initiative to craft fiduciary best practices for investment and financial advisors. For more information: thefiduciaryinstitute.org.

Rostad was named to Investment Adviser Magazine’s ‘IA 25’ list in 2014, which it calls “our annual list of the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.” He speaks frequently at industry conferences on fiduciary and compliance issues, and is regularly cited in media outlets including Dow Jones, Reuters and Bloomberg.

Rostad edited The Man in the Arena: Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle and His Lifelong Battle to Serve Investors First by Wiley in 2013.

Rostad earned a BA in Political Science at the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) with the Center for Fiduciary Studies, Pittsburgh.