The Labor Department is holding hearings this week on its proposal to impose fiduciary requirements on retirement advisors -- the latest phase of its contentious process to craft new rules on consumer financial protections. Throughout the week, Labor will hear from some 25 investor advocates, academics and representatives of various industry sectors that would be affected by the fiduciary rules, which the department says are necessary to protect retirement investors from conflicted advice that might not be in their best interest.

SourceMedia’s Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Employee Benefit Adviser and Employee Benefit News are covering the hearings. Complete, ongoing coverage – along with commentary from their expert contributors – can be found here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive: 'We are Absolutely Not Banning Commissions,' Says DoL Fiduciary Hearing Chief

August 17, 2015

The government aims to reduce the "magnitude of the injury" to clients from conflicted advice, Timothy Hauser, the offiicial who chaired the hearings on Capitol Hill, tells Financial Planning. 

 

DoL Fiduciary Hearings in 11 Key Quotes

August 13, 2015

 

'Is it Naive' to Permit Commission Sales? DoL Official Asks at Fiduciary Hearing

 

DoL Fiduciary Standard: Here's What's Next

DoL Hearings Delve Into Tales of Investor Woes and Advisor Fears

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Industry Reps Warn DoL Fiduciary Rule Will Gut Retirement Advice

August 11, 2015

Brokerage industry leaders told Labor officials that the plan's contract requirements will compel them to drop less-affluent clients who want to retire.

 

Industry Making ‘A Last Gasp Effort’ for Revisions to DoL Fiduciary Rule

August 10, 2015

In its first day of hearings about the proposed fiduciary rule, the DoL has heard testimony from advisors, legal experts and other industry representatives — many seeking revisions to minimize the ‘burden’ of the rule’s future implementation.

 

Fiduciary Advocates, Critics Clash as DoL Hearings Kick Off

August 10, 2015

A week of hearings on contentious fiduciary proposal gets underway as SIFMA chief warns brokers will abandon retirement market if rules take effect.