DOL Digest September 6, 2016

SSN Marketing Compliance, DOL

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 …

DOL Digest July 11, 2016

SSN Marketing Corporate Office, DOL

If you’re wondering whether you’ll need to restructure your value, pricing and service as a result of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, consider these three near-certainties under the new regulation: If you deal with qualified accounts or IRAs, including IRA rollovers, you will likely be considered a fiduciary under the new DOL rule and will be subject to its …