Nicholas Pension Consultants
Nova 401(k) Associates
Atlantic Pension Services Inc
The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm
Compensation Strategies Group, Ltd.
Creative Pension Consultants, Inc.
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|DOL Fiduciary Rule Proposal: Specific Questions to Consider|
Ron A. Rhoades, JD, CFP
May 18, 2015
" How can higher-cost, similar products be justified? ...  How can bonuses be awarded? ...  Changing the relationship between [broker-dealer] and [registered representative]? ...  Are [Variable Annuities] and [Equity-Indexed Annuities] more likely to be recommended in IRA accounts? ...  How is a one-time high commission amount 'reasonable'? ...  Fixed annuity, [equity-indexed annuity] fee/cost determinations....  Less commissions, more 12b-1 fees? ...  Does the [best interest contract exemption] meet the requirements for a [prohibited transaction exemption]?"
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