Ben Edwards on Regulating Financial Advisors
In this episode, Benjamin Edwards, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Investor Protection Clinic at the University of Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, discusses his article "Adversarial Failure," which will be published in the Washington & Lee Law Review. Edwards begins by explaining what brokers do in the financial services industry, and why the structure of the industry often fails to protect consumers. In particular, the "expungement" process enables brokers to hide customer complaints. He characterizes this as an "adversarial failure" and explain how we might be able to mitigate the problem. Edward is on Twitter at @BenPEdwards.