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DOL Proposes Revised Definition of “Fiduciary”

The Department of Labor has reported in its Spring 2022 regulatory agenda that it plans to reveal its new fiduciary rule proposal in December,...

Department of Labor Delays Fiduciary Rule Enforcement

The Department of Labor has delayed the implementation of its investment advice rule from December 20, 2021 until February 1, 2022. The DOL's prohibited transaction...

DOL Signals Changes to Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor has confirmed in its Spring 2021 regulatory agenda that the Employee Benefits Security Administration plans to make changes to the...

Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued guidance relating to its exemption for investment advice fiduciaries, dubbed Improving Investment Advice for...

DOL Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect Today

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has confirmed that its exemption for investment advice fiduciaries, dubbed Improving Investment Advice for Worker &...

SEC Approves Investment Advice Rule Package

On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-1 along party lines and approved its four-part package of regulations aimed at reforming investment advice...

DOL to Propose New Fiduciary Rule in December, SEC to Vote...

The Department of Labor plans to introduce a new fiduciary rule proposal in December 2019 after the previous version was vacated by the Fifth...

Secretary Acosta Says DOL Will Release New Fiduciary Rule in Conjunction...

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told the House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday that the Department of Labor is planning to revive its fiduciary...

DOL to Introduce Fiduciary Rule in September 2019

The Department of Labor plans to introduce a revised final fiduciary rule in September 2019 after the previous version was vacated by the Fifth...

Supreme Court Deadline Passes as DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Remains in Limbo

The June 13th deadline for the Labor Department to petition the Supreme Court to hear its case passed without fanfare on Wednesday, as the...

Industry Groups Urge Fifth Circuit to Dissolve DOL Fiduciary Rule

The American Council of Life Insurers and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors sent a letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of...

SEC to Hold Public Fiduciary Rule Meeting Next Week

The Securities and Exchange Commission will discuss its long-awaited rule on the standards of conduct for broker-dealers and registered investment advisers at a public...

DOL Halts Fiduciary Rule Enforcement Following Appeals Court Decision

In light of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to vacate the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, federal regulators will not enforce the...

Appeals Court Strikes Down DOL Fiduciary Rule

A federal appeals court voted 2-1 to vacate the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule on the grounds that the regulation bears hallmarks of “unreasonableness”...