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DOL Issues Additional Interpretative Guidance on New Fiduciary Rule

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued the second set of FAQs on its new fiduciary rule, originally issued on April 6, 2016. The newly released FAQs focus on the regulation defining “investment advice” and include some important clarifications, such as on the independent fiduciary carve-out, cash sweep programs and interactions with plans that will not be treated as investment advice. Continue

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