BALTIMORE—The uncertainty and confusion around the fiduciary standard has jolted the financial services industry leading hundreds to pack the rooms at FINRA’s annual conference in Baltimore.

From the plenary session on the state of the industry Thursday morning to the keynote speaker, Neal S. Wolin, deputy secretary of the Treasury, before lunch, attendees were bombarded with words like due diligence, compliance, regulation and accountability.

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