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DOL Issues New Guidance on Economically Targeted Investments

The guidance clarifies that environmental, social, and governance factors may be relevant to a plan fiduciary’s evaluation of an investment’s economic merits. The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently published an...more

11/6/2015 - DOL Economically Targeted Investments ERISA Fiduciary Duty New Guidance

DOL Sends Proposed Conflict of Interest Rule to OMB for Review

The White House backs a “fiduciary rule” for IRAs. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has sent its proposed “Conflict of Interest Rule-Investment Advice” to the president’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for...more

3/5/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Conflicts of Interest DOL ERISA IRA OMB Proposed Regulation Retirement Plan

DOL Proposes Amendment to Service Provider Fee Disclosure Regulation

Proposal would require certain service providers to furnish a separate disclosure guide. On March 11, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed amendment to its 2012 final regulations under section 408(b)(2)...more

3/18/2014 - Disclosure Requirements DOL ERISA Fees

DOL Clarifies Revenue Sharing Fiduciary Responsibility Issues

Advisory opinion on "plan asset" issue lays out factors for fiduciary consideration. On July 3, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Advisory Opinion 2013-03A, which discusses whether a bookkeeping account for...more

7/19/2013 - Advisory Opinions Benefit Plan Sponsors DOL ERISA Fiduciary Duty Insurance Industry Revenue Sharing

DOL Clarifies Application of ERISA Rules to Cleared Swaps

New guidance defers to the Dodd-Frank/CFTC framework for regulating the swaps clearing process. On February 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advisory opinion on the application of the ERISA fiduciary rules...more

2/15/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors CFTC Clearing Members Derivatives Clearing Organizations Dodd-Frank DOL ERISA Fiduciary Duty Prohitibed Transactions Security-Based Swaps Swap Clearing Swaps

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