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An SEC Fiduciary Rule Primer

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An SEC Fiduciary Rule Primer

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Many advisors seem to be confused about the new SEC fiduciary rule proposal, and we can commiserate. While the rule is called a new fiduciary rule, by all accounts, it really is not. While it does compel additional disclosures to clients and efforts to minimize them, it does not try to eliminate conflicts entirely. It has no best interest contract, and no capacity for clients to sue advisors they are unhappy with. It also has no uniform standard for brokers and advisors and maintains the distinction.

FINSUM : This rule is very different than many were expecting. Perhaps its biggest impact will be in reforming and restricting who can use the word broker, which in our opinion does a great deal to make the market more transparent to clients.

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