Perez: DOL Continues Fiduciary Redraft Outreach
DOL wants to ‘understand with granularity’ stakeholders’ problems and concerns regarding the revised rule, the Labor secretary says.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Retirees, Panelists Say
While consumer advocates favor compelling brokers to act in a client’s best interest, much of the financial lobby is dead-set against them.
DOL Chief’s Potential Departure Wouldn’t Stop Fiduciary Plan
In the unlikely event Labor Secretary Perez replaced Holder as attorney general, "stalwarts" like Borzi would keep DOL’s fiduciary fires burning, observers said.
FSI Adds New Advisor Members From 2 Firms
Spire Investment Partners LLC and Portfolio Resources Group Inc. announced in early September that their independent financial advisors are now members of the Financial Services Institute.
SEC's Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, Robert Plaze, the former deputy director of the agency's Division of Investment Management, said in September.
Fed Keeps ‘Considerable Time’ Pledge as Growth Is ‘Moderate’
The Federal Reserve maintained a commitment to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after asset purchases are completed.
Congress Begins to Tackle Retirement
Congress this week is turning its attention to the country’s retirement security crisis, particularly for workers in small and midsize businesses.
SEC’s Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, says former investment management deputy director Robert Plaze.
SEC’s White: Fiduciary Rule Important, but Dodd-Frank, JOBS Mandates Come First
Chairwoman Mary Jo White told senators Tuesday that a fiduciary options list is a "high priority," but legally mandated rulemakings must take precedence.