Despite Ruling, the Fiduciary Rule Lives On

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Despite Ruling, the Fiduciary Rule Lives On


There are a lot of articles saying that the DOL's fiduciary rule is on its last legs (and we aren't sad about it). However, the reality is that despite the ruling, the DOL's infamous rule lives on. Even if it does not stay in its current form (which seems likely), the fiduciary focus the rule brought to the industry is going nowhere, and the coming SEC rule will likely take what the DOL did to even greater lengths (but hopefully more convincingly). As an example of how the spirit of the rules lives on, here is a comment from the CEO of the Investment Adviser's Association, who says "Now, are you really going to send a letter to your clients saying, never mind I'm not going to act in your best interest? No. No, it's too late. So some of this is not going to change in real life".

FINSUM : Fiduciary duty is here to stay but the "fiduciary rule" is not. We think that could be a win for all parties.

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