The “So What” of the New Conflict of Interest Rule

Tip for September 2016


The federal government issues new rules and changes existing rules at a dizzying pace. It would not be surprising to hear executives ask “so what” when they hear about the new Conflict of Interest Rule that targets 401(k) type retirement plans.

Even the legal title of the Rule, which contains the words investment advice, suggests that the Rule is something for the vendor of a retirement plan’s investment program to comply with. That part’s true. But the other part deeply affects organizations that sponsor retirement plans.

A concise 3 1/2 minute briefing about what plan sponsors should do to satisfy their duty can be heard at the link below. Please contact us with your questions.

Christine Denton
Senior Vice President – Risk Practice Group


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