2016 a Huuuuge Year for the Fiduciary Standard

Blaine F. Aikin, AIFA®, CFA, CFP®, Executive Chairman of fi360
Duane Thompson, AIFA®, Senior Policy Analyst at fi360

December 15, 2016

2016 was a watershed year for the fiduciary standard.  Despite active efforts to derail the Department of Labor’s flagship regulation for retirement advice, it was released in April after nearly six years of contentious debate and to-date survives intact despite legal challenges and a failed congressional resolution to derail it.  But the debate isn’t over.  Although the DOL’s conflict of interest rule is set to go into effect in April, the surprise upset in the presidential election could yet change the dynamics for implementation in 2017.

Join us for an end of year recap and look ahead at what 2017 will bring for the DOL’s fiduciary rule, as well as other key highlights in Congress, at the SEC, and in the states -- events that will have a long-term impact on the fiduciary standard and your practice.  We will also look at whether the fiduciary momentum is too strong within the industry to be turned back, even if lawmakers and regulators soften or reverse course. Make sure to bring your questions.  Our experts will be happy to respond and offer a few predictions for the coming year!