For advisers helping clients plan for retirement, drafting a binding contract may now simply be a cost of doing business.

That contract, through which advisers must pledge to act as fiduciaries and make recommendations in the best interests of their clients, is at the heart of a new fiduciary regulation from the Department of Labor, which is aiming to mitigate the harm to investors from conflicted retirement advice.

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