DOL Tackles Key Fiduciary Plan Proposals at Hearings
First round of DOL hearings prompts discussions on Best Interest Contract Exemption, mandatory arbitration as well as whether the proposed plan would spur lawsuits.
FINRA’s Ketchum Blasts DOL Fiduciary Plan; White House Says ‘Work With Us’
FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum talked at the regulator's conference about what's wrong with the DOL plan and offered an alternative approach to putting customers first.
Fund Fees Plunge Thanks to Investors
Fund expenses are coming down, but don’t thank the financial services industry.
SEC Probes Whether 12b-1 Fees Are Used Properly
SEC is examining whether the rules for the fees and their disclosure are being followed and “what funds are paying intermediaries for.”
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 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.
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.
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.
Retirees Suffer as 401(k) Rollover Boom Enriches Brokers
A three-month Bloomberg investigation found that former employees at major companies say sales reps lured them into rolling their 401(k)s into unsuitable investments.
Will SEC Spend 5 More Years Mulling Fiduciary Rule?
The SEC said Monday that it would “continue to analyze” over the next five years whether to write a fiduciary rule for brokers.