The item on the Department of Labor’s (DOL)’s regulatory agenda has moved from a final rule expected in September to a notice of proposed rulemaking in December.
Tag: DOL fiduciary rule
Although it did answer the question of whether the decision was made in response to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mandate to vacate the DOL’s fiduciary rule, it is clear that T shares and so-called “clean shares” were created to comply with the rule.
Plan sponsors can anticipate additional guidance and legislation on a number of retirement plan issues.
The agency noted that some financial institutions have devoted significant resources to comply with the BIC Exemption and the Principal Transactions Exemption and may prefer to continue to rely upon the new compliance structures.
The decision puts another layer of finality on the fate of the now-defunct Department of Labor fiduciary rule expansion, meaning the compliance landscape has shifted yet again for plan sponsors.
Michael Barry, president of the Plan Advisory Services Group, discusses the efforts—or lack thereof—of the Trump DOL regarding the fiduciary rule and other initiatives.