Webinar Recording Available: Now What? Next Steps in Preparing for the DOL Fiduciary Rule Change

Oyster Consulting recently presented the second in a series of five webinars addressing the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule. During the webinar Now What? Next Steps in Preparing for the DOL Fiduciary Rule Change, Oyster Consulting experts Polly Cordle, Pete McAteer and Ami Shah shared: The financial industry’s response to the DOL Rule…so far Oyster’s… READ MORE

Register Today for Oyster’s DOL Risk Assessment Webinar

On April 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulation (DOL Rule) defining the circumstances under which a financial professional will be deemed to be a fiduciary.  Among the critical initial steps that firms should be taking are an assessment of the potential impact of the rule and a gap analysis… READ MORE

The Department of Labor’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule: What Investment Advisors Should Be Doing Now

The new Department of Labor (“DOL”) Rule changes the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), expanding the universe of financial professionals who would be deemed to be fiduciaries. Most of the Rule’s requirements become effective April 10, 2017.  The full disclosure provisions, the policies and procedures requirements, and the contract… READ MORE

The Department of Labor’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule: How Will It Impact Investment Advisers?

The new Department of Labor (“DOL”) Rule changes the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), expanding the universe of financial professionals who would be deemed to be fiduciaries. Most of the Rule’s requirements become effective April 10, 2017.  The full disclosure provisions, the policies and procedures requirements, and the contract… READ MORE

The DOL Fiduciary Rule: Time for Acceptance

In October 2010, the Department of Labor proposed a rule to redefine the label “fiduciary” and change the way retirement plans and IRAs address conflicts of interest. Last week, the rulemaking process came to an end. What followed was an avalanche of blogs, articles, press releases and interviews within the industry, tossing out terms like… READ MORE