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Fiduciary Rules and Practices


 

 

 

By Nevin Adams1/19/2018 • 0 Comments

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — and the plaintiffs in an excessive fee suit have done just that. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/19/2018 • 0 Comments

The New York Department of Financial Services’ proposal for a “best interest” standard for those licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products is of limited scope and notable for what it leaves out. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS and PBGC are granting relief to those in the Golden State who have suffered due to the recent wildfires, floods, mudslides and debris flows that began on Dec. 4, 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The New York Department of Financial Services’ proposal for a “best interest” standard for those licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products is of limited scope and notable for what it leaves out. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Implementation of the DOL’s fiduciary rule has been delayed, but the SEC's work on its own rule reportedly is accelerating. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Legislation is before the New Jersey legislature that would require certain disclosures by non-fiduciary investment advisors regarding their fiduciary status with clients. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff1/8/2018 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation has been in effect since June 2017 — but there are misunderstandings aplenty, and in his most recent blog post, Fred Reish takes one on. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff12/12/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, John Iekel discusses a blog entry and IRS ideas on how to protect retirement plans and balances from cyber attacks and criminals. READ MORE

By John Iekel12/4/2017 • 0 Comments

Are any of your 403(b)'s assets invested in proprietary funds? If so, says a recent blog entry, you are not alone — and it is possible to blunt potential criticism about that. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff11/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Yes, the holidays are upon us — but there’s no time like the present to get a head start on 2018 at the NTSA Summit! READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff11/28/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, John Iekel discusses Christopher Carosa’s treatment of how the DOL fiduciary rule can be reconciled with longstanding laws on handling the transactions it covers. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/28/2017 • 0 Comments

An 18-month extension of the transition period for the Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) amendments and applicability dates for the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule has been finalized. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/20/2017 • 0 Comments

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again seems to be the motto used in a new class action lawsuit filed against New York University alleging breach of fiduciary duties for excessive plan fees in the school’s retirement plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The National Association for Fixed Annuities hasn’t had much success thus far in its litigation challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation — until now. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/17/2017 • 0 Comments

On Capitol Hill on Nov. 16 both the House and Senate took major steps toward completing the much-anticipated tax reform overhaul. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/16/2017 • 0 Comments

While all eyes have been on the latest tax reform changes, there were two important hearings taking place on Capitol Hill Nov. 15 concerning the Department of Labor. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to fight an attempt by at least one fiduciary rule opponent to pursue its case in court. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A published report says the Trump administration is prepared to nominate a new Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). READ MORE

By John Iekel10/5/2017 • 0 Comments

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton reiterated on Oct. 4 in testimony before the House Financial Services Committee that he is “focused on the standards of conduct” for investment professionals. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff10/3/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Ted Godbout discusses the insights shared at the Financial Services Roundtable on Sept. 27, 2017 — the day President Trump and congressional leaders released a tax reform plan. READ MORE

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