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DOL fiduciary rule delay likely and death not out of the question

December 16, 2016

Post-election, the fate of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule is in question. Confusion and speculation about how, when and if the rule will move forward threaten to distract firms from planning and preparing for its scheduled implementation...

Year-end required minimum distribution planning alert for first-timers

December 8, 2016

The first baby boomers turned 70 ½ in 2016. The rules can be confusing for new required minimum distribution clients, so here are a few pointers to review with your first-timers. Required minimum distributions begin in the year a client turns...

Time for 401(k) plans to step into the modern age

December 4, 2016

The world of work has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, but some of our laws and customs have not kept up with these changes. The result can be harmful for workers who are relying on employer 401(k) savings plans to fund their retirement....

Wells Fargo to keep commission retirement accounts under DOL fiduciary rule

December 2, 2016

Wells Fargo Advisors has elected to keep commission retirement accounts intact under a Labor Department regulation governing investment advice, a decision that comes as uncertainty looms over the rule's fate. The wirehouse made its announcement...

Why it would be a mistake for advisers to stop implementing the DOL fiduciary rule

December 1, 2016

After Donald Trump's election victory, many are wondering what to expect with respect to the Department of Labor's recently adopted fiduciary rule, which governs investment advice related to retirement plan assets. It is no secret that Mr. Trump...

IBDs overwhelmingly say Trump should revoke fiduciary rule: survey

November 29, 2016

Registered representatives of independent broker-dealers overwhelmingly believe president-elect Donald Trump should revoke the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, according to a survey conducted by the Financial Services Institute Inc., a trade...

The amazing vanishing DOL fiduciary rule?

November 21, 2016

When it comes to the Labor Department's new "investment advice" regulation, the first question on the table has to be: Will it survive this historic election? The answer: a definite “maybe not.” First and maybe foremost, let's talk possible...

Reversal on IRA-commission stance unlikely for Merrill if DOL fiduciary rule repealed

November 21, 2016

It's highly unlikely Merrill Lynch would reverse its position on scrapping IRA commissions if the Labor Department's fiduciary rule were to be repealed under Donald Trump's administration, according to industry-watchers. Marketing plays a large...

Advisers can't be passive when it comes to DOL rule's fiduciary principles

November 17, 2016

All professional advisers have a common mandate — to serve clients' best interests. This is a defining characteristic of what it means to be a professional in the classic sense of the word. With the advent of the best-interest contract exemption,...

Capital One will eliminate commissions on IRAs

November 16, 2016

Capital One Investing, the brokerage arm of Capital One Financial Corp., will be eliminating commissions on advised individual retirement accounts by next year. The company announced Wednesday that the advised IRAs will move to level-fee pricing...

The other DOL retirement regulation Trump and the GOP may scuttle

November 16, 2016

The potential repeal of Dodd-Frank and the Labor Department's fiduciary rule has dominated discussion among financial circles following Donald Trump's presidential-election win last week, but one regulation has largely gone unmentioned: that...

Adviser's Consultant: Adding value with tax services

November 10, 2016

Staying competitive in the financial advice market requires professionals to provide a breadth of services beyond investments, and tax guidance is a natural fit, according to Michael Goodman, founder and president of Wealthstream Advisors. He...

Gradually converting a traditional IRA to a Roth can boost nest egg

November 10, 2016

The first wave of baby boomers who turned 70 ½ this year must start tapping their traditional retirement accounts soon and pay taxes on those required minimum distributions. For those first boomers who turn 70 ½ this year, who were born from...

Amid DOL fiduciary rule doom and gloom, some take opportunistic tack

November 4, 2016

Amid the outpouring of dour forecasts, grim analysis and outright confusion about the impact of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule among stakeholders in the financial services industry, some product providers see a silver lining. Executives...

New path for resolving late RIA rollovers

October 30, 2016

As advisers formulate year-end tax strategies, they should familiarize themselves with new rules put out by the IRS regarding late IRA rollovers. Nobody should ever have a late rollover if they can help it. Doing so risks incurring a 10% penalty...

DOL expects to issue final rule on city retirement programs by year end

October 26, 2016

The Labor Department expects to issue a final rule governing city retirement programs by the end of the year, according to Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor at the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration. The rule would...

Adviser compensation, rollovers most complex factors under DOL fiduciary rule

October 25, 2016

Determining adviser compensation and recommending rollovers from 401(k) plans present the greatest challenges for broker-dealers and their representatives under the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, according to Fred Reish, a partner at Drinker...

First set of FAQs on fiduciary rule coming 'very soon,' but deadline extension 'not likely': DOL's Borzi

October 25, 2016

The Labor Department is poised to release its first wave of answers to frequently asked questions about its fiduciary rule “very soon,” Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor at the department's Employee Benefits Security Administration,...

Commonwealth Financial eliminates commission-based retirement products in wake of DOL rule

October 24, 2016

Commonwealth Financial Network late Monday said it would stop offering commission-based products in IRAs and qualified retirement plans, making it the latest BD to move more decidedly toward to an advisory platform to avoid what some see as...

DOL fiduciary rule promotes a 'business form of skydiving'

October 20, 2016

The possibility of death always confronts skydiving thrill-seekers. Even with the most extreme degrees of caution — having top-notch equipment, ensuring for good weather — jumping out of a plane carries a certain level of risk. The Labor...

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