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.
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.
Two Other BD Issues Still Loom
The independent broker-dealer community has consistently and loudly derided the Department of Labor's on-again, off-again plan to redefine fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. In late October, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said the department continues to “reach out to stakeholders” regarding the redraft of its rule so that...
The Wall Street ‘Election’ Campaign Is On. How Will You Respond?
Brokerage lobbyists have framed the debate, and fiduciary advisors are way behind in the polls.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Before Obama Leaves Office? Maybe Not
The neverending speculation about when DOL might finally issue a redefined fiduciary standard came up once again this week at the SPARK Institute conference.
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.
DOL Seeks Feedback on Brokerage Windows in 401(k)s
The range of investments available in the "window" and how much disclosure workers get about them are some of the questions DOL wants answered.
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 Rule in 2016?
It may be 2016 before a new rule is in effect, and even that’s a long shot, says Groom Law Group's Steve Saxon.