A change in the White House in 2020 could result in a reversal of new SEC advice reform rules, just as the last presidential transition left the DOL fiduciary rule dead.
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This article hits on the necessity of the BD industry to raise its game and do what’s right. That requires “principled people to carry [the rules] out.”
Advisors who want to market themselves in a Reg BI world need to show the advantages of working with a fiduciary while underscoring brokers’ weaknesses.
After showing early promise to fix industry self-interest, Reg BI has turned into a symbolic gesture by the SEC.
“The Regulation Best Interest rules are a catastrophe for investors that will become known as Black Wednesday,” Knut Rostad said after emerging from the SEC meeting. “Investors will have to search even more diligently for real fiduciary advisers.”
Knut Rostad, president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, told ThinkAdvisor at the SEC meeting that it is a “catastrophe that will be remembered as black Wednesday.