2016 brought new regulatory challenges to the financial services industry, leading many firms to explore new strategies that can satisfy the responsibilities set forth by the DOL fiduciary rule. With the new administration now reassessing this initial decision, our marketplace is facing even more uncertainty.
Regardless of these new discussions of the rule, one simple fact remains clear. The DOL fiduciary rule has set forth a new standard in client expectations that all organizations will now have to satisfy in order to remain competitive in an already crowded space.
Trust remains one of the biggest reasons investors pick their advisor. There are many smart, engaged, and honest advisors; however, a small fraction make headlines for the wrong reasons. Thus, the DOL rule seeks to tighten the definition of an advisor’s fiduciary standard, which will increase the responsibility of the advisor to act in the best interest of the client.
In this video, Shawn Preisler, regional sales manager at Advicent, discusses the impacts of the DOL rule on the financial services industry, as well as how the Advicent product suite can help advisors meet the fiduciary standard established by the DOL rule, all the while building trust within the client-advisor relationship.
Technology has the financial services industry evolving faster than ever. That is why our team of thought leaders are dedicated to providing informed resources to keep you in step with your competition in town and online.
Since the DOL ruling earlier this year, various members of our team have shared their thoughts on the legislation's impact on the industry. You can find some of these recent articles in the links below.
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