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Tony Robbins explains 'fiduciary' to Main Street

April 12, 2016

Tony Robbins takes to the streets of New York to find out just how many investors really know what the word fiduciary means.

Advisers evaluate the DOL fiduciary rule

April 11, 2016

The Department of Labor's highly anticipated release of the final version of its fiduciary rule this week drew jeers and cheers from the financial advisory industry. Click through to find out how high profile financial advisers and executives...

What is 'reasonable' cost under DOL's fiduciary rule? Well, it depends

April 11, 2016

What is “reasonable” compensation? It's a question brokers may not have considered prior to the Labor Department's recent push to regulate investment advice in retirement accounts. However, brokers need to start paying attention, because...

RIAs expect to make some changes to comply with DOL fiduciary rule

April 11, 2016

Brokers aren't the only ones who will have to make changes as a result of the “best interest” rules on retirement advice that the Department of Labor issued last week. Changes are also in store for registered investment advisers. Even though...

DOL fiduciary rule changes slow opponents, but threats still lurk

April 11, 2016

The final version of a Labor Department investment-advice rule released last week contains enough changes that opponents are stepping back to absorb the revisions, but they're likely to resume their fight against the measure. Advocates for the...

Financial planners foresee little disruption to practices from DOL fiduciary rule

April 11, 2016

Three investment advisers who charge fees, commissions and by the hour for their services said on Monday that the recently finalized Labor Department rule on investment advice will not disrupt their businesses. They said that the DOL regulation,...

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gets high marks for guiding the fiduciary rule through the regulatory shoals

April 10, 2016

When Labor Secretary Thomas Perez last week rolled out the final version of a regulation that would raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts, he achieved a major milestone for a measure that was first proposed nearly six years...

A DOL fiduciary rule everyone can live with

April 10, 2016

For months, the Labor Department has been assuring members of the financial advice industry and other interested parties that it was listening to them and carefully considering the thousands of comment letters it received about its proposed...

President Obama's SEC nominees are being held up by fellow Democrats

April 8, 2016

Democrats are blocking President Obama's SEC nominees in a cat fight over the disclosure of political spending. Awkward. Fairly unusual opposition to Mr. Obama. Forcing the minimum wage up to $15 an hour sounds great in theory. In practice?...

In wake of DOL fiduciary rule changes, technology can solve problem of small accounts

April 8, 2016

For months, critics of the Labor Department's proposed fiduciary rule have argued that it would orphan small accounts because the cost of managing such accounts would be prohibitive. There's something that eases those pain points and softens...

SIFMA says DOL fiduciary rule pertaining to IRA rollovers still too restrictive

April 8, 2016

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association is concerned that the Labor Department's new fiduciary rule will keep financial advisers from discussing specific investment options with investors who may want to move their assets into...

DOL rule described as 'workable' and a political success

April 8, 2016

The Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule received high marks for political diplomacy and for being “workable,” according to a panel of experts speaking Thursday during an InvestmentNews webcast. “My first impression is that a number...

Brokers: Either move toward a fiduciary standard or have it forced upon you

April 8, 2016

As everyone in the industry knows by now, the U.S. Department of Labor finally produced its fiduciary rule for retirement accounts. Fought for months by the brokerage industry, the final iteration of the new regulation gives a much longer runway...

Vanguard, Fidelity bank on robos, low-cost strategies to ride DOL fiduciary rule wave

April 7, 2016

In the shakeout over the Department of Labor's fiduciary rules for retirement accounts, mutual fund giant Vanguard is a clear winner — but archrival Fidelity won't be hurting, either. The rules, announced Wednesday, require that brokers act...

DOL acting before SEC on fiduciary rule is 'failure in public policy'

April 7, 2016

The Department of Labor's move to set a uniform fiduciary standard on investment advice before the Securities and Exchange Commission represents a policy breakdown on the part of the U.S. government, according to an official with the major trade...

New DOL fiduciary rule, robo-advice dominate adviser concerns at SIFMA conference

April 7, 2016

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a lobbying group that advocates for large broker-dealers, is taking a hard look at the Labor Department's new fiduciary rule. Regulation is a top priority for SIFMA as it evaluates the...

The silver lining to the DOL fiduciary rule

April 7, 2016

Some believe that one effect of the new DOL fiduciary rule will be that many Americans with small retirement accounts, particularly IRAs, may lose access to professional advice and guidance. On the other hand, there is a likelihood that the...

How 401(k) plan advisers win under the final DOL fiduciary rule

April 7, 2016

401(k) advisers won significant concessions from the Labor Department in the final draft of its fiduciary rule, ranging from relief on rollovers and education to the easing of restrictions on advisers operating in the small-plan market. The...

Wirehouses seen winning in DOL's final fiduciary rule

April 7, 2016

Concessions in the final version of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule will allow Wall Street brokerage firms to continue to sell proprietary products, something they originally feared they may no longer be able to do. Secretary of Labor...

DOL releases final fiduciary rule

April 6, 2016

The Labor Department released Wednesday the final version of a regulation that will raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts. The measure is designed to reduce conflicts of interest for financial advisers working with 401(k)...

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