The study suggests advisers have pared back products and services for retirement investors, and compliance with the fiduciary rule will be costly.
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Today is the second and final deadline for submitting responses to the DOL’s broad RFI regarding the fiduciary rule expansion under ERISA—but late comments will also be accepted for a short time.
Oral arguments in the consolidated case against the DOL and its fiduciary rule reforms were heard Monday morning by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; ERISA attorney Erin Sweeney offers her take.
Elite retirement plan advisers are using new and proven tactics to meet the growing demands of plan sponsors in an evolving industry.
The head of retirement and investment solutions at Pershing discusses the impact that uncertainty around the fiduciary rule is having on firms and clients throughout the DC plan industry.
A federal district court ordered a profit-sharing plan trustee to sell personal real estate to meet restitution requirements, after the trustee failed to ensure proper diversification and liquidity of plan assets.
The first of two deadlines has passed for the DOL’s information request about a potential second fiduciary rule delay, but the window is still open for advisers to address key aspects of the rulemaking.
The sweeping Financial CHOICE Act is not the only bill being debated in Congress that would impact the ongoing implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule.
With its publication in the Federal Register, the DOL’s request for information regarding its implementation (or not) of the fiduciary rule is officially open for public comment.
Some firms also report handling certain rule preparations or implementation activities poorly in some ways and well in other ways.
The DOL argues it must not lose its broad authority to regulate the workplace retirement planning market—notwithstanding the fact that it may very well decline to aggressively enforce the fiduciary rule under President Trump.
The request for information asks whether the BICE and PTEs should be delayed further and whether new streamlined exemptions could be probable given innovations in the industry since the fiduciary rule was proposed.
During a hearing, Acosta claimed that previously the SEC did not work jointly with the DOL on the rule.
Content, context and presentation are now the important factors in determining whether a particular activity represents fiduciary advice—but that could change.
The FiduciaryShield toolset launched by Redhawk aims to help advisers meet fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of IRA holders.
Speaking at the 2017 PLANPSONSOR National Conference, a staffer at the DOL told attendees the agency is still looking for ways to make its fiduciary rule better.
UBS will offer multiple ways for retirement account clients to pay their adviser, including through asset-based and commission-based structures, beginning imminently.
In the midst of ongoing litigation regarding excessive fees, plan sponsors need an understanding of the different fund share classes available and how they affect fee structure.
Financial services industry lobbying groups quickly voiced surprise and frustration once confirmation emerged that the Trump administration will allow a strict new fiduciary standard to take effect.
Providers are enhancing managed accounts with new features and are seeking to maximize the benefits of these solutions in order to outweigh their costs.