Nevada

How fiduciary/best interest rules are affecting advisers

Are the states beginning to coalesce around a broker-dealer standard of care approach?

A timeline of the long road of fiduciary/best interest rulemakings

How the states are trying to revive the DOL fiduciary rule

Wealth Management Magazine just ran a story on how the states are attempting to revive the DOL Fiduciary Rule in their own image. As part of my interview, I say: “To me, there’s no question that the Department of Labor fiduciary rule is a bit of the ideal paradigm in terms of governance (for these states).” This is true, but the DOL rule appears to also be a litmus test for some of the states in evaluating Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and their own rules. As some states try to channel the DOL Fiduciary Rule, Jay Clayton and Alex Acosta are, by all, accounts, coordinating on a June unveiling of the SEC Standards of Conduct package with a  proposed DOL exemption and some guidance (i.e., not a new rule on when one becomes an investment advice fiduciary under section 3(21) of ERISA) to follow.

George Michael Gerstein to Compliance Reporter: Reg BI is a world unto itself and unlikely to be changed due to NV and NJ fiduciary proposals

Stradley Ronon’s Fiduciary Governance Group cited for identifying state-wide trends on fiduciary legislation

The Fiduciary Governance Group’s tracking and analysis of the various state fiduciary developments was referenced in a recent planadviser article on New Jersey’s new proposal.

Jackson thinks a strong enough Reg BI might allay the states

Bill Mandia and George Michael Gerstein discuss the race for fiduciary regulation at the federal and state levels

George Michael Gerstein interviewed on fiduciary duty evolution

I was interviewed by 401(k) Specialist Magazine on the latest re. DOL Fiduciary Rule, Reg BI and state attempts at imposing uniform fiduciary standards of care.

George Michael Gerstein comments on possible blowback to Nevada fiduciary rule

Fund Fire interviewed me regarding industry concerns over the draft Nevada fiduciary proposal and its effect on broker-dealers and investment advisers. There are now murmurs of firms exiting, or rolling back services in, Nevada over the controversial regulation.