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.
Tag: Investment advice
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.
As a new leader takes the helm at the SEC, advisers wonder whether the regulator’s recent focus on retirement industry conflicts of interest will be relaxed.
New fiduciary education programming from LIMRA LOMA SRI is aimed at supporting retirement plan sales and service professionals operating under evolving ERISA standards.
The newly confirmed Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, will steer from the top the effort to either overturn or leave in place the Obama-era fiduciary rule and other regulatory reforms.
The Department is making the move in response to the Trump memorandum.
The Trump administration is nearly set to formally implement its delay of the Obama-era DOL fiduciary rule, set to take effect in just two weeks, aimed at curbing conflicts of interest in the advisory and investment industries.
The Insured Retirement Institute will spend the year pushing Congress and the Administration to advocate for legislation that would expand Americans’ access to advice and simpler annuities.
Market forces may drive some of the reforms the Department of Labor sought to achieve under the Obama presidency—but a cadre of investors also remains committed to commissions.
In comment letters to the DOL, investment firms, retirement plan service providers and trade groups voice support for the decision to delay the implementation of the new fiduciary rule until the Trump-appointed leadership completes its economic and legal analysis.
Federal agencies and initiatives carry significant momentum and must be redirected carefully, but forcefully, by any incoming president.
A series of recent district court decisions show strong deference for the DOL’s right to promulgate a more aggressive fiduciary standard—how relevant the decisions will remain under President Trump is still anyone’s guess.
Advicent introduced new client report integration capabilities in its latest update of the NaviPlan financial planning software.
A new publication from the SEC outlines the five most frequent compliance topics identified in deficiency letters sent to SEC-registered investment advisers.
The latest results of the Fidelity Advisor Investment Pulse survey show advisers continue to focus on implementation of new fiduciary controls across different elements of their practices.
The Trump White House has clearly tried to label itself as pro-business, but the effort to halt the fiduciary rule has so far injected more confusion than clarity for advisory firms.
Of course, this review could lead to a delay in, or even halt of, implementation of the rule.