As a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), Van Der Noord Financial Advisors, Inc. must adhere to the fiduciary standard of care laid out in Section 206 of Investment Advisers Act of 1940. This standard requires RIAs and their representatives to act with honesty and good faith, make suitable investment recommendations, and to serve a client's best interests.  As a fiduciary, we are also required to eliminate or fairly disclose all potential conflicts of interests with our clients.