Proposed rules will hold stockbrokers and other investment advisers to a tougher standard that the U.S. government thinks will protect savers.
A fiduciary is defined as anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. Family caregivers, while not professional fiduciaries, still have strict guidelines for their conduct.
A fiduciary standard is the higher standard and requires that the professional put the client’s interests 1st in the actions he or she takes on behalf of the client.
Turbulence over 401(k)s and fiduciary standards may create an opportunity for the announced launch in 2016 of Betterment for Business, a 401(k) platform.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is publishing guides to help family fiduciaries act in the best interest of their loved ones. Its new guide is geared to Virginians.
A fiduciary has to put his or her client’s interests first when it comes to providing investment advice. Employers providing 401(k) plans have had a fiduciary responsibility to the plan participants.
Proposed new rule would hold brokers to a higher standard when they sell retirement investments.
The CFPB today released four guides to help financial caregivers understand their responsibilities.
The U.S. Department of Labor withdrew its proposal yesterday to make investment advisers responsible for the advice they provide to savers in 401(k)s and other workplace retirement plans. The rule change would have required investment professionals to act as fiduciaries, a role that makes them legally responsible to act in the best interest of their