Investor advocates, including the CFA, PIABA, and Ron Rhoades, sent a comment letter in opposition of the DOL’s advice rule.
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Massachusetts is looking to enforce an industry-wide fiduciary standard within its own borders. Will other states follow?
The SEC’s own Investor Roundtables clearly demonstrate that not even well-educated professionals can understand Form CRS.
In 2016 and 2017, the Consumer Federation of America reported in three separate comment letters that 34 financial firms changed their products and/or product offerings to comply with the DOL Fiduciary Rule. They did so against a backdrop of industry criticism that the Rule would be harmful not only to their own business models, but to their customers and clients as well. Some of the very same firms heftily contributed to that backdrop. However, in announcing their new products and offerings, many of these same firms reversed their position on the impact on investors. Now, they believe such changes are overdue, prudent, and beneficial to customers. Why the switch? And will such product improvements survive the recent vacatur of the DOL Rule? Time will tell.
By Darren M. Fogarty — The mere presence of an observer, while an individual is reading a disclosure, can impede their ability to make informed decisions, while mandatory waiting periods have a positive effect on consumers’ ability to make informed decisions.