On July 6, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will issue a Request for Information Regarding the Fiduciary Rule and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions (RFP). In the RFP, the DOL says that the retirement industry has responded to the Fiduciary Rule with innovations designed to reduce the likelihood of conflicts of interest. As a result, the DOL has determined that it would be helpful to seek public input that could form the basis of new exemptions or changes to the Fiduciary Rule and the currently existing Exemptions in response to these and other potential innovations. The RFP also seeks input on whether a further delay of the January 1, 2018, implementation date would be helpful to this process.
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