SEC Rule Might Be Close to Death

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(Washington)

Okay, here is an honest question for our readers that we are debating internally. Did the DOL rule face more criticism, or is the SEC's Best Interest rule taking more heat? While it initially seemed that only investor protection groups disliked the SEC's Regulation BI, coalitions of brokers are now railing against it too. Amazingly, both brokers and investor protection groups agree-the SEC's rule is too vague and confusing. Brokers say the rule is so vague they don't even know how to comply, while investor groups say it is so weak it won't change current practices (these are effectively the same argument!). "This will only serve to harm the brokerage model and limit choice for those investors who prefer the brokerage advice model", says a broker group.

FINSUM : Honestly, we think the current iteration of the SEC rule is all but dead. The comment window closed yesterday, and we expect a serious redraft.

  • SEC
  • DoL
  • fiduciary rule
  • best interest

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