White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
Obama Signals Support for DOL Fiduciary Redraft
As both sides gird for battle over the DOL measure, expected to be released any day now, the White House appears ready to lend support.
Top 3 Advisor Challenges for 2015: Advisor FinTech, Regulation, Differentiation
Post-robo technology arises, a surprise new regulatory issue comes to the fore and fat-and-happy advisory firms faces the crisis of differentiation.
Sen. Hatch’s 2015 Priority: Torpedo DOL Fiduciary Efforts
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who will take over as Finance Committee chairman, says he will reintroduce his SAFE Act, which would halt DOL’s fiduciary overhaul.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Still Coming in January: OMB
An update from the OMB shows the DOL still plans a January release, despite speculation to the contrary.
Washington Watchers See Big Retirement Push in 2015
Retirement planning officials should prepare next year for the release of DOL’s fiduciary plan, the official launch of Obama’s MyRA and more.
Claiming Social Security: A Timeline for Clients
As your clients approach retirement and begin to feel the weight of mounting decisions and deadlines, expect to encounter planning insecurity toward Social Security.
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.
With 10 Years’ Experience, FSI Flexes Its Advocacy Muscles
FSI marks its 10th anniversary with more individual members and with greater influence in Washington and the states, says its leader, Dale Brown.
DOL Seen as First Mover on Fiduciary
The SEC will let the DOL move first in releasing its fiduciary redraft, which the DOL said won’t come until August, two industry officials predicted.