Articles tagged "Fred Reish"
The DOL's Trump-era reprieve from rollover fiduciary rigor is over with aspects of remedy that might 'scare the daylights' out of defense lawyers
The Biden DOL is cool with surprisingly toothy rules it inherited that are sure to cause some RIAs to scramble and may be easier for broker-dealers to manage.
February 13, 2021 at 2:29 AM
New DOL fiduciary 'rule' unshackles broker-dealers to pursue commissions, declaring brokers ERISA fiduciaries by making simple disclosures
The new rule lets advisors 'exemption shop' and DOL promises brokers it'll take only about $35 worth of their time to mix commissions with advice.
July 10, 2020 at 2:21 AM
A big wince as Trump's DOL presses efforts to erase Obama-era ESG guidance, with tough new rule to curb do-good funds in ERISA accounts; critics cry 'politics'
Lawyers see crackdown as 'a solution in search of a problem' in regard to Labor Dept. pleas in proposed rule of danger that meeting environmental and social justice goals could harm returns, hence retiree security.
July 1, 2020 at 8:18 PM
New 'anti-regulatory' DOL Fiduciary Rule figures to keep $10-trillion IRA market under the IRS, allow some conflicted advice; does Rule's revival from dead presage Joe Biden presidency?
The rush to enact rewritten DOL Fiduciary Rule is a 'mystery' given Wall Street's presumed preference for defaulting to status quo; has presidential polling adverse to Donald Trump restored a sense of urgency?
June 4, 2020 at 2:28 AM
Waving the flag of 'capital formation,' SEC promises to let the genie out of the bottle, allowing private funds in 401(k) plans; DOL silent
Right now, SEC limits which advisors can sell alts and who can legally buy them, blocking any realistic chance of putting $4-trillion 401(k) cache in Wall Street crosshairs
July 3, 2019 at 11:15 PM
How Fidelity used a robo-advice exemption to stick the landing as a fiduciary to 401(k) participants after the tumult of the DOL rule
The Boston king of DC plans had to withdraw from advising plan sponsors but followed a 12-year-old rule that permits a 'computer model' for the little guys
October 11, 2018 at 3:37 PM
Posse of top cops from 17 states dresses down SEC, demand same fiduciary standards for broker-dealers and RIAs and cite other 'egregious' deficiencies in proposed son of DOL rule
Since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in March struck down the Department of Labor's (DOL) embattled "fiduciary rule," broker-dealers have been operating with a virtual "get-out-of-jail-free" card
August 10, 2018 at 8:18 PM
How Scottrade's 'pain'-seeking sales tactics and 'cut-and-paste' lawyering allegedly led to breaching a DOL rule
Massachusetts securities cops seized on DOL rule clause still under delay and seeded effects for brokerage business that are pervasive and lasting
March 1, 2018 at 1:08 AM
To the surprise of some, Dept. of Labor grants get-out-of-DOL-rule-jail card to 225,000 firms that dabble in the 401(k) business
Without recent guidance, 401(k) specialists were set to devour one-off accounts held by brokers but new DOL rule guidance offers well-lit path to build toward a far larger 401(k) practice
August 15, 2017 at 12:54 AM
LPL Financial's DOL-rule memo to reps implies deeper message: Become an RIA or stand down on giving rollover advice
The 'deep-pocketed' broker-dealer puts its Series-7 brokers on notice to forget about suggesting a rollover even as it gives its hybrid RIAs a strict protocol to stay out of trouble
July 5, 2017 at 8:02 PM
DOL fiduciary rule's upcoming September surprise'll send brokers memo-izing -- or else -- says Fred Reish in Nashville to a spellbound room
The Drinker Biddle attorney's invariably even tone gained inflection as he spoke of how brokers can only invoke BICE exemptions to go off DOL script by zealous, proactive documentation
May 25, 2017 at 7:53 PM
RIA lobby fires off letter to DOL claiming rules aimed at reining in overzealous stockbroker sales pitches chill RIA conversations with their prospects
The IAA's letter to the Labor Department asks that RIAs not get entangled in rules designed to prevent stockbrokers from making misleading pitches
April 20, 2017 at 5:16 PM
Why luring 401(k) assets to IRA rollovers in a post-DOL-rule world remains child's play, which keeps $7.6 trillion in the IRA game and growing
Clients still hate 401(k) inflexibility around withdrawals and the DOL granted advisors the upper hand in getting clients to sign away protections with regard to pricier products
April 20, 2016 at 8:25 PM
The DOL's final rule contains a litany of 11th hour concessions to brokers that show Wall Street lobbyists earned their keep
12(b)1 fees, variable annuities and proprietary products are all still allowed and so is partiality in the sales process
April 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM
The RIA-ification intrinsic to LPL's preemptive DOL policy changes -- yet how tightly to revenue sharing in IRAs it is hanging
LPL's super-clients like Private Advisor Group see a clear 'advisory' future but LPL is walking a more shrub-choked hybrid path