Wells Fargo to Keep Commission-Based Retirement Accounts
The bank outlines steps being taken to support "client choice" under the DOL fiduciary rule in a memo released Friday.
In DOL/Post-DOL Fiduciary World, RIAs Need to Re-Differentiate
How RIAs should respond to what's likely to be a new wave of deregulation.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Infringes on Advisors’ Freedom of Speech, Lawsuit Claims
U.S. District judge in Texas hears a First Amendment argument against the Labor Dept.’s fiduciary rule under ERISA.
Are Robo-Advisors Really Better Fiduciaries Than RIAs?
Yes, digital advice platforms offer low fees, but is that enough to make them superior fiduciaries, or even fiduciaries at all?
Deciphering ‘BICE-Lite’ in the DOL Fiduciary FAQs
DOL’s streamlined provision for recommendations of distributions and rollovers by “Level Fee Fiduciaries” is useful, but strings are attached.
Financial Services Explained, Pt. 2: Conflicts of Interest
Continuing our series, we explore the issue of conflicts of interest among advisors, and how to eliminate or mitigate them.
Trump, GOP Could Torpedo DOL Rule, Dodd-Frank
Trump’s victory means DOL fiduciary rule could be “halted” in early 2017, says financial planning and fiduciary expert Ron Rhoades.
The October Surprise and the Campaign for BICE
Let’s hope the “BICE or not to BICE” campaign is more edifying than the other campaign that is, thankfully, finally ending.
Salespeople Tend to Do What They’re Paid to Do
In the fiduciary debate, remember that we all tend to do more of what we are incentivized to do.
Cetera Says It, Too, Will Keep Commissions in Retirement Accounts
Cetera Financial makes the announcement as it rolls out new technology related to the DOL fiduciary rule.