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Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor released the final version of its new fiduciary rule, which will radically change how financial professionals can advise and counsel their clients on retirement strategies, retirement investments, and retirement plans, including IRAs.  The DOL determined that it was in the public’s interest to update the fiduciary standards that apply to ERISA plans and IRAs, and to expand the types of investment advice that will trigger fiduciary protections.