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Lou Harvey: It does mean that annuity sales will no longer be a 'caveat emptor' type of transaction.

'Paradigm shift' in 401(k) flows opens the DOL door for annuities in 401(k) plans and RIAs are split
In the wake of DOL and Treasury rulings, some fiduciaries, certainly not all, seem willing to give the oft-reviled instruments a chance

Tuesday 10.28.14
Phyllis Borzi: We're troubled by this and employers are having a hard time finding the documents they're looking for.

Phyllis Borzi tightens the noose on 401(k) providers that flout DOL disclosure, not without critics
The idea is to have a de facto big red arrow pointing to key disclosures on revenue sharing but it'll add to the verbiage surplus

Tuesday 3.11.14
Ron Rhoades: There was a time when the SEC was respected. No more.

How the SEC has pulled a vanishing act, looking the other way while brokers with flimsy pretenses hold themselves out as trusted advisors
The federal keeper of the standards has stopped battling brokers from calling themselves 'wealth managers', advertising 'trust' or looking the other way on principal trades

Tuesday 12.17.13
Phyllis Borzi: We thought we hadn't done enough.

Borzi: Exemptions from conflict of interest will be part of new fiduciary proposal
An easing of the ban against advisors accepting payment from money managers for selling their products may be in the works

Tuesday 5.7.13
Phyllis Borzi is poised to continue her mission of protecting 401(k) investors in 2013: "The laws need to keep up."

10 most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry affecting RIAs in 2012, Part 2
Executives and lawmakers are leading the charge on a fast-shifting landscape as retirement funds gain increasing importance to an aging US population

Friday 1.4.13
 Phil Chiricotti: It's a needless requirement that just can't be met.

New DOL rule effectively kills off open-architecture option favored by some big plan participants -- and sets off the 401(k) industry
The wrinkle aimed at self-directed accounts is seen as an unnecessary eleventh hour blindsiding by Fidelity, TD and the CFDD among a broad constituency

Wednesday 6.20.12
Lou Harvey: The rules on the participant side are a joke.

After years of DOL bluster, new 401(k) rules appear to make RIAs' low expenses look higher than those of brokers
It's the same old problem of mutual fund-paid fees arriving by tunnel and therefore getting a pass in disclosures; DOL no-comments the issue

Monday 6.18.12
Matthew Hutcheson testified in Congress about 401(k) plans and now the DOL is breathing down his neck.

What to make of a fiduciary flag-bearer's alleged misappropriation of $5 million from clients -- and his denial of the charges
Arrest of Matthew Hutcheson raises questions about the fiduciary movement

Thursday 5.10.12
Phyllis Borzi: It’s quite common for an entity to be subject to multiple legal regimes.  ... It’s just the way things are.

A Q&A with Phyllis Borzi, the DoL powerbroker aiming to remake the retirement market
Borzi says she is pushing through Bush administration initiatives; her expansion of the fiduciary standard is drawing ire

Tuesday 3.8.11
Larry Goldbrum: (DOL's proposed rules) will have a significant chilling and negative effect on the retirement plan community.

DOL's proposal puts the screws to legacy 401(k) providers
As SPARK, SIFMA, others cry foul at yesterday's hearing, RIAs may be sitting pretty with the right fiduciary framework in place

Wednesday 3.2.11
Phyllis Borzi: If it gets rid of schlocky advice, that’s okay with me.

Proposed DOL regs expose more advisors to fiduciary liability
Language of rules amounts to better ammo for lawyers

Friday 10.22.10
If Congress passes financial reform, it only sets the stage for a new host of FINRA, SEC and DOL issues

Regulatory Wire (Updated): To create a successful new regulatory regime, the biggest fears of both broker-dealers and advisors must be assuaged
Plus, a DOL administrator offers hints of new 401(k) regulations to come this fall

Friday 5.14.10

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