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Split with White House widens as Democratic lawmakers ask DOL to extend comment deadline on fiduciary rule

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More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers are asking the Labor Department to extend the comment period on a controversial rule that would raise investment advice standards for brokers working with retirement accounts.

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Major Financial Players Lobby Around Obama’s Investment Rules

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In the months since President Obama announced his support for new retirement investment rules that would stop advisers from pushing high-fee plans on small-fry American investors, several major financial organizations have lobbied hard on a bill that would undermine the commander in chief’s agenda, according to recently released lobbying records for the first quarter of the year.

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Supporters, Critics, Gear Up for Fight Over Proposed Expanded Fiduciary Definition

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Supporters and opponents of the Department of Labor's conflict-of-interest proposed regulation ramped up their campaigns soon after the Obama administration announced the rule's release.

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Investment Advisers: Who Are They and Why Does It Matter?

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The universe of financial advisers can be very confusing. People who give financial advice use many different labels, including 

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Obama puts weight behind push for fiduciary standard

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With President Barack Obama now leading the charge, a multiyear battle to update a fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice has defined contribution plan executives and service providers bracing for big changes.

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DC execs expecting big changes from Obama push on fiduciary standard

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With President Barack Obama now leading the charge, a multiyear battle to update a fiduciary standard for anyone giving retirement investment advice has defined contribution plan executives and service providers bracing for big changes.

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President Obama calls for new consumer protections

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At a briefing hosted by AARP yesterday, I had the privilege of watching President Obama announce his support for a proposed rule to put a brake on conflicts of interest in investment advice for retirement acco

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Groups Debate Effects of Plan Fee Litigation In Competing Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

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The effect of plan fee litigation on workers’ retirement savings has sharply divided various industry groups, which filed competing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in an upcoming case involving Section 401(k) plan fees (Tibble v. Edison Int’l, U.S., No. 13-550, arguments scheduled 2/24/15).

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Justices Wrestle With Monitoring Duties Of 401(k) Fiduciaries During Oral Argument

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Whether 401(k) plan fiduciaries in monitoring investments must look for cheaper options was the question dividing justices and litigants when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument Feb. 24 in a case involving the time frame in which plan participants can challenge their plan's investment options.

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