Comments on DOL’s Fiduciary Rule are Split Pretty Much Along Party Lines
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The period for filing comments and requesting a public hearing closed August 6, with just one hundred comments and no extension or hearing despite a request from Congressional Democrats and others.

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CFP Board Issues New Procedural Rules Supporting June 30 Enforcement of Final Fiduciary Rule. And FINRA Is Gearing Up for Reg BI
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

As the June 30 enforcement date of the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest (“Reg BI”) approaches, various preparatory steps are rolling out by the regulators.

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Massachusetts Adopts Fiduciary Regulation
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By Christine Lazaro, Professor of Law & Clinic Director
St. Johns Law School

This analysis was prepared by SAA Advisory Board Member Prof.

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A Final Assessment of My 2019 Consumer and Employment Arbitration Predictions
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

About a  year ago, I authored a blog post, The New Year is Here: What’s in Store for Arbitration and the Financial Services Field.

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That Didn’t Take Very Long! Just as Reg BI Goes into Effect, Seven States and DC Sue To Block It
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

Just as the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest was about to go into effect September 10, several states and the District of Columbia sued to stop it.

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Talking with PIABA’s Leaders: Issues in the Current Year and the Year Ahead
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At the tail-end of June SAC brought together for a wide-ranging discussion the current and future Presidents of PIABA — Christine Lazaro and Samuel B.

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