11.09.2018 12.42 UTC
Recordkeepers who also sell financial products and services are subject to regulation by the SEC. Recent events indicate that the SEC may fill the void left by DOL inactivity on replacement of the defunct fiduciary rule.
Will the SEC Play a Larger Role in Retirement Plan Governance?
Events of recent months indicate that a regulatory shift may be occurring. The Department of Labor has gone silent on the conflicts of interest in the financial industry that affect retirement plans, while the Securities and Exchange Commission seems to have taken up the responsibility for addressing these issues.