Wealth Management

DOL Signals Intention to Delay Fiduciary Rule’s Exemptions

In a notice of administrative action filed in an ongoing lawsuit with the wealth management firm Thrivent Financial, the Department of Labor said that it has submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget to extend to July 1, 2019, the applicability date for certain exemptions to the fiduciary rule.

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Yellen Opens Door to Reforms of Enhanced Leverage Ratio

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee today, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen acknowledged that aspects of the agency’s enhanced supplementary leverage ratio “may be having unintended adverse consequences” and said the Fed is looking into changes.

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