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DOL Rule Updates

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final rule delaying the applicability dates of its rule changing the definition of the term “fiduciary” (the “Fiduciary Rule”)  by 60 days, as proposed.  The new timeline for compliance with the Fiduciary Rule … Continue reading

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DOL Proposes 60-day Fiduciary Rule Delay

The Department of Labor released a proposed rule to extend the applicability date of its fiduciary rule under ERISA.  The proposal includes a 15-day comment period and would extend the rule’s April 10 compliance date to June. 9. Fred Reish, … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary NOT Yet Delayed by President Trump

from Michael Kitces Given the party-lines debate that has revolved around the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for the past year – ever since President Trump put the full force and backing of the White House behind the final rule … Continue reading

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Relevant Factors to Consider when Evaluating a Retirement Distribution under the DOL Fiduciary Rule

from Fred Reish’s “Interesting Angles on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule #29” What are the relevant factors for evaluating whether a participant should take a distribution? In other words, what information does an adviser need to gather and review? In BICE, … Continue reading

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DoL – should I continue to prepare?

There is a lot of talk about whether President-elect Trump will stop the DoL Fiduciary Rule.  As Michael Kitces mentioned in his column last week: “Because the reality is that while the rule will not be enforced until next April – after … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule – Begin Preparation Now

It may seem like the effective date of the DOL Fiduciary Rule is far off – April 2017; however there is much preparation to begin now.  My clients will be receiving a survey from me this week that will help … Continue reading

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Fiduciary Rule Updates

I have started to read the new DOL Fiduciary Rule, but received Michael Kitces’ Advisors Guide to DOL Fiduciary and the New test Interests Contract BIC Requirement in my email this week. So I began to read his 14 pages to get his take and … Continue reading

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Final DOL Fiduciary Rule

The new rule is contained in seven separate releases.  At its core, the regulatory package is very simple: it requires more retirement investment advisers to put their clients’ best interest first. It does this by closing existing loopholes and expanding … Continue reading

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