DOL Digest May 8, 2017

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What the DOL Rule Delay Means for Our Advisors As we communicated on April 5, the Department of Labor has delayed implementation of its fiduciary rule until June 9, with some aspects delayed until Jan. 1, 2018. At this time, we do not have any indication that the June 9 effective date will be postponed. The DOL’s definition of a …

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 October 19, 2016

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Mutual fund share classes and their respective costs have come under greater regulatory scrutiny in recent years. The proliferation of funds and share classes has created a universe of more than 24,000 different investments, according to an April 2016 article in Investment News. While many fund companies offer fairly standard A, B, C and I shares, others have created up …

DOL Fiduciary Rule Advances to OMB

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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; …

DOL Updates

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DOL Updates By Doug Baxley, AVP – Assistant Director of Compliance On April 20, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed rule regarding retirement investment advice, conflicts of interest, and the definition of the term “fiduciary” with regards to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The proposed rule would institute a broad new definition of the …