Fight on a best-interests standard is now split straight down party lines
Feb 2, 2016 @ 1:38 pm | By Mark Schoeff Jr. | Investment News
The House Education and Workforce Committee approved the measures on party-line votes. It’s not clear when the full House will take them up.
Each of the bills would require Congress to approve the DOL rule — which requires advisers to act in the best interests of clients when advising on 401(k) and individual retirement accounts — before it goes into effect. In the likely event lawmakers fail to approve the DOL rule, it would be replaced with an advice standard drawn up in the bill, which includes a best-interests clause and disclosure of conflicts, compensation and fees.
The Blue Vault Summit could not have been more perfectly timed. This gathering of the Broker Dealer and Sponsor communities provided insightful and open discussion from several vantage points. These conversations are paramount, especially in a time of significant regulatory change.