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 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 …

From the President – July 2016

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BREXIT! I have nothing to say about Brexit itself and neither did anyone else until the UK electorate shocked the world by voting for the unthinkable. I do find humor in the media using the popular mashup in virtually every subject line! It does roll off the tongue, doesn’t it? Brexit. All of the negative news, headlines and market volatility …

DOL Fiduciary Rule Advances to OMB

SSN Marketing Corporate Office, DOL

DOL Fiduciary Rule Advances to OMB By Doug Baxley, Vice President of Compliance Late on Thursday, January 28, the Department of Labor (DOL) took the next step in advancing their Fiduciary Rule proposal.  The controversial rule proposal was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a final review.  The OMB has up to 90 days to review the rule; …