DOL Rule Casualty: Commonwealth Drops Commission Retirement Products
Indie BD says the decision was “challenging,” though it makes less than 10% of revenue from commissions on these accounts.
SIFMA Roiled by Split Over DOL Fiduciary Suit by Wirehouses, Smaller Firms
Large broker-dealers favored compliance over fighting DOL; Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley said to have opposed court battle.
Wells Fargo’s Mack Opens Up on How an Advisor Helped Her Cope With Tragedy
Wells Fargo Advisors President Mary Mack puts the importance of the DOL fiduciary rule and client-advisor relationships in highly personal terms.
Why the DOL Rule Is Great News for Your Retirement Practice
The new regulations mean investment advisors are encouraged to give advice to clients with company 401(k) plans.
Fiduciary vs. Broker: It’s a Matter of Cost
Here's what I think caused the rift between brokers and their BDs.
How Fiduciary Rule Will Change Advisor Business: AIG Advisor Group Panel
FSI's Dale Brown joined other experts at the ConnectED conference in San Antonio to address the practicalities of DOL's fiduciary rule.
How Not to Conduct a Legitimate Study on DOL Fiduciary Costs
FSI/Oxford surveyed BD and clearing firm execs to get “cost estimates” for the DOL proposal, and then ran those “predictions” by other FSI member BDs.
FINRA Blasts DOL’s Fiduciary Redraft as ‘Fractured, Confusing’
In its 21-page comment letter, FINRA tells DOL to modify its plan so that BDs do not abandon small accounts.
DOL Extends Fiduciary Comment Period by 15 Days
With the 15-day extension, “the initial comment period will be 90 days and the department anticipates the opportunity for public comments may be more than 140 days in total,” DOL says.
Why Commissions Are Also Bad for Brokers
Commission-based brokers are the only guys in the hugely successful asset management game who aren’t getting cut in on the gravy train.