Investment Adviser Association Executive Director David Tittsworth was named at the Fiduciary of the Year by the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard at the fi360 conference last week.

The committee has given the award annually since 2011 to professionals for making outstanding contributions to advance the vital role of the fiduciary standard in serving the best interests of investors and restoring trust in the capital markets and those who provide investment advice.

"We are fortunate to have David on our side in the debate over the fiduciary standard of care," said Ron Rhoades, chairman of The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard. “He is the ideal spokesperson on behalf of investment advisors who are serving the best interests of their clients.”

Tittsworth will be stepping down as IAA chief early in 2015 after serving 20 years in the post.