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Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 11: Navigating New Regulations

September 26, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Come April 2017, many financial professionals will find themselves acting as an ERISA-like fiduciary. The new rule broadens the definition of “investment advice” to impose ERISA-like fiduciary obligations on all advisors to qualified retirement plans as well as IRAs and other tax-deferred …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 11: Managing Litigation Risk

September 26, 2016 | Retirement Plans

The threat of a lawsuit is scary. With a new class action filing making headlines daily, many plan fiduciaries think they could be next. Unfortunately, too many fiduciaries try to pacify litigation fears by focusing on allegedly poor plan decisions cited in the headlines. Often the result is …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Poses New Litigation Threat to IRA Advice

August 15, 2016 | Retirement Plans

401(k) lawsuits have been a large topic of conversation in the retirement planning space, however the conversation is starting to take a different shape with the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule. Financial advisors working with individual investors need to take note since the Fiduciary Rule holds financial …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 10: DOL Encourages Participant Education

May 20, 2016 | Retirement Plans

The widely anticipated final fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) is here. As expected, the rule broadly expands the definition of fiduciary investment advice but provides welcome flexibility for providing general education materials to participants without triggering fiduciary …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Regulatory FAQ: “Final” Agency Rules Issued After Mid-May, 2016, Might Not Be So Final

April 06, 2016 | Retirement Plans

If the political balance of power changes in 2017, what can be done to reverse Obama Administration agency regulations? An obscure parliamentary mechanism called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) may enable the 2017 Congress and President to overturn final regulations they don’t like . . . but …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 8: The DOL’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule

November 30, 2015 | Retirement Plans

There has been plenty of industry chatter deconstructing the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as a result of giving investment advice. Much of the industry …

Library » Regulatory FAQs: Department of Labor Fiduciary Re-Proposal

November 23, 2015 | Retirement Plans

I’ve been told that the Department of Labor’s proposed definition of fiduciary expands the number of people who would be considered “fiduciaries” under ERISA. What does that really mean? In April 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would require retail investment …

Library » Department of Labor Re-Proposes Conflict of Interest Rule, Schedules Hearings

August 12, 2015 | Retirement Plans

The regulatory environment is an area that Manning & Napier constantly monitors for potential ripple effects on investment objectives. Recently, there has been no shortage of drama as the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its conflict-of-interest proposal for public comment. In April, the DOL …


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