Lawmakers Ask DOL to Start Over on Fiduciary Rule
“We feel it is in the interest of our constituents that the DOL repropose this fiduciary regulation,” lawmakers tell Labor’s Thomas Perez.
House GOP Tells DOL to Scrap Fiduciary Plan
Lawmakers from the House committee with jurisdiction over DOL accused it of having an “insatiable desire to re-engineer the retirement services industry.”
DOL Fiduciary Plan a ‘Big Government Scheme’: House Lawmaker
DOL’s latest fiduciary proposal "will lead to the same harmful consequences as the first and should suffer the same fate," says Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn.
Experts Take Aim at DOL Fiduciary Redraft
One ERISA lawyer perhaps said it best after digesting the DOL's 700-page fiduciary redraft: “There is so much to say. I don't know where to begin.”
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
Fiduciaries to Pay $39M for Raiding Death Benefit Plans; Outcry Over DOL Rule Continues
A federal court entered a $39.8 million judgment in favor of workers who participated in more than 400 death benefit plans.
White House Getting Involved With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
The White House’s National Economic Council will be performing “industry outreach” regarding the DOL's fiduciary redraft, according to industry officials.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Would Kill Many Small-Biz Retirement Plans: Survey
Thirty percent of small businesses say it's “at least somewhat likely” they will eliminate employee retirement plans under DOL's proposal, a Greenwald survey found.
Thomas Perez, DOL’s Cautious Fiduciary Advocate: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is being credited with re-energizing the DOL’s bid to amend the definition of fiduciary under ERISA. But he's proceeding carefully.