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April 8, 2016 | Insurance News Net

For Broker/Dealers, a Massive Shift in Thinking

By: Cyril Tuohy

Broker/dealers will find themselves challenged in the wake of the Department of Labor’s “conflict of interest” rule — although perhaps not so much for the reasons that have grabbed the headlines over the past 12 months. The biggest change facing broker/dealers is that their registered representatives must start thinking more like financial planners.

April 8, 2016 | Insurance News Net

RIAs To Feel The ‘Higher Burden’ Of Fiduciary

By: Cyril Tuohy

The Department of Labor’s “Conflict of Interest” rule holding advisors to a fiduciary standard of care has raised the bar on every registered investment advisor (RIA) managing retirement accounts, RIA owners and financial experts say.

January 1, 2016 | Insurance News Net

Questions DOL Needs to Answer

By: Craig Lemoine

We put on our backpacks in 2008, navigated the Dodd-Frank Act and used a collective walking stick in 2010 when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission held hearings about adopting a fiduciary standard. Five years later, our regulatory journey has coincided with the river of more than 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day.

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