No, New Broker Rules Won't Strand Investors
In opposing DOL's proposed fiduciary rule on retirement advice, Wall Street is really arguing it would be too costly to provide non-conflicted advice. That's different from saying the rule would harm lower-income savers.
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.
Christie Seeks to Roll Back Pension Payments
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's move comes a day after a judge said he broke state law by withholding $1.6 billion from the retirement system.
White House Is Not Fond of Hidden Retirement Fees
The Obama administration says "conflicted investment advice" costs Americans $17 billion a year. Let's look at their math.
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.
Retirement Planning and Obama’s 2016 Budget
While backers say the budget will make it easier to save for retirement, experts have mixed opinions on its potential effects on seniors.
Obama Tells DOL to Move Forward With Its Fiduciary Redraft
President Obama to speak at AARP about DOL’s fiduciary redraft; White House to also release its report on redraft.
SEC’s Gallagher: 4 Things White House Fiduciary Memo Got Wrong
The White House memo supporting the DOL measure is "thinly veiled propaganda designed to generate support for a widely unpopular rulemaking," the SEC commissioner said.
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.
6 Big Hack Attacks Targeting Financial Data: 2015
More than 500 million financial records were stolen last year, according to the FBI.