As a fiduciary financial advisor in Los Angeles, my hope is to shed light on types of financial advisors in the marketplace and how to find a fiduciary. Historically, investors have several reasons to doubt if financial advisors are serving them under a fiduciary standard acting in their best interest. Regulators of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and states have made laws over the years to give more transparency. Yet, investors are not always aware of the standards in place and how they are protected. It’s important to understand the types of financial advisors encountered in the crowded financial marketplace.