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Here We Go Again: Does the DOL's August RFI Mean New Fee Disclosure Requirements Are Coming Soon?
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Oct. 9, 2014
"On one hand, the DOL has been concerned that defined contribution plan participants will be unable to navigate the wide universe of investment options available under [self-directed brokerage accounts (SDBAs)] unless strict procedural rules are in place. On the other hand, the plan sponsor community has tried to make clear that rank-and-file employees typically are not interested in SDBAs. Instead, more sophisticated investors request this feature, and they do not need a detailed protective regime. The DOL ... has recognized the different points of view on this issue and has sought input to help develop a balanced approach to regulating SDBAs."

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