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SEC’s New Best Interest Standard Met With Mixed Reviews

Earlier this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest: The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct (Regulation BI). The SEC started working on the Reg BI project after the U.S. Department of Labor started experiencing difficulties in implementing its own fiduciary …

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DOL Requests Delay in Fiduciary Rule Implementation

Two days ago, documents were filed by the Department of Labor to delay the implementation of phase two of the controversial fiduciary rule. The next phase, which deals with regulations on the sale of annuities sold with retirement funds, was scheduled to take effect on …

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Insurance Industry Could Influence DOL Rule Changes

If you’re one of the many professionals in the insurance industry who wants to see a change in the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, now may be your chance to make it happen. According to a recent InsuranceNewsNet article, a top department official has …

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DOL Reviews Annuity Exemptions in Fiduciary Rule

This week, the Department of Labor requested information on the fiduciary rule giving some industry players hope that the sales of fixed indexed annuities (FIA) may be placed under a less stringent exemption. According to a recent InsuranceNewsNet article, DOL regulators implied that they might …

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