DOL Digest May 22, 2017

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IRA Rollovers from an ERISA Plan The DOL fiduciary rule will significantly change the information needed for IRA rollovers and the client disclosure documents when the rule takes effect June. 9. Securities Service Network will be updating its IRA rollover processes to comply with the new rule. The rule requires advisors and broker-dealers to document the specific reasons the advisor’s …

DOL Digest March 22, 2017

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Anticipated Commission Product Changes If DOL Fiduciary Rule Not Delayed As you know, there is a great amount of uncertainty surrounding the rule. Based upon direction from the Trump administration, the DOL has proposed a 60-day delay to the April 10 applicability date of the rule to have more time to research issues raised in the President’s executive memo to …

DOL Digest February 21, 2017

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Delayed or Not: How the DOL Fiduciary Rule Is Transforming Commission Products We still await formal response from the Department of Labor (DOL) to President Trump’s executive order instructing the DOL to re-evaluate the fiduciary rule. The DOL reportedly filed documents with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week regarding how it will respond to the executive order, …

DOL Digest September 6, 2016

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The DOL fiduciary rule will increase the need to document client interactions to demonstrate why recommendations are in the client’s best interest, including the type of account used (commission vs. advisory), the products that are recommended, and even why a distribution from a qualified account is appropriate, among others. Documentation captured at the time you make a recommendation is important …