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Comments on Regulation Best Interest, Form CRS, and Advisers Act Fiduciary Duty Interpretation

The IAA supported the SEC’s efforts to extend fiduciary principles to all financial professionals. Regarding proposed Regulation Best Interest, the IAA raised concerns about the narrow scope and application of the rule. The IAA recommended investor testing and streamlining of proposed Form CRS and discussed the need for a more principles-based approach and certain clarifications in the fiduciary duty interpretation.

August 06, 2018

Keywords: Fiduciary, Form CRS, Reg BI

Categories & Topics: Compliance, Fiduciary, Form ADV & CRS, Reporting

Remarks at SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting on Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS

Karen Barr, president & CEO of the IAA, commended the SEC for taking action to strengthen the standard of conduct for broker-dealers. She discussed the IAA’s concerns about the scope of proposed Regulation Best Interest. Regarding proposed Form CRS, the IAA has significant concerns about the potential for investor confusion and supports investor testing.

June 14, 2018

Keywords: Fiduciary, Form CRS, IAC, Reg BI

Categories & Topics: Compliance, Fiduciary, Form ADV & CRS, Reporting

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