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SEC Exams and the DOL Rule

If your Policies and Procedures Manual says you do ‘X’ then you should be doing it.  In the past year I have added a policy for the DOL Rule to client Policies and Procedures Manuals.  Examiners have been asking about … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule – update

Although it appears that the federal court decision vacating the DOL Fiduciary Rule was supposed to take effect on May 7, 2018, the DOL releases a statement continuing its policy of non-enforcement given “uncertainty about fiduciary obligations.” Firms that have … Continue reading

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News regarding DOL Fiduciary Rule

Yesterday, March 15, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit voted 2-1 to vacate the DOL Fiduciary Rule.  HOWEVER,  the effect of the decision only applies to the following three states within the 5th Circuit’s jurisdiction – Louisiana, … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Delay is Official

The 18-month from the DOL is now official.  The Transition Period for the Fiduciary Rule’s Best Interest Contract Exemption and the Principal Transactions Exemption will move from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. During the extended period, fiduciary advisors … Continue reading

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Morningstar Introduces Best Interest Scorecard

The consolidated proposal system, available in Morningstar® Advisor Workstation(SM), represents company’s ongoing efforts to help advisors serve clients’ best interests CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the … Continue reading

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The Fiduciary Rule, Distributions and Rollovers

information provided by Fred Reisch blog at FredReisch.com Now that it seems likely that the fiduciary rule and the transition exemptions will continue “as is” until at least July 1, 2019, it’s time to re-visit the fiduciary rule and the … Continue reading

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Finding Fees to Satisfy DOL Rule – Part 2

FeeX for Advisors helps financial advisors comply with the new Department of Labor fiduciary rule regarding 401k rollovers and IRA transfers. FeeX automatically collects and analyzes the 404a5 participant fee disclosure document as its main data source and runs a … Continue reading

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