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What Corporations Should Disclose Earlier than a Rollover Below New DOL Rule


Final month, colleague Joe Antonakakis and I mentioned the Division of Labor’s Oct. 31 launch proposing a rule that seeks to outline an funding recommendation fiduciary for functions of ERISA, and its proposed amendments to class prohibited transaction exemptions obtainable to funding recommendation fiduciaries, together with PTE 2020-02, the “rollover rule.”

For this column, I once more sat down with Joe to study extra concerning the proposed rule’s corresponding further disclosure and different necessities.

Disclosures

PTE 2020-02 at present requires monetary establishments to offer sure disclosures to retirement traders earlier than participating in a transaction pursuant to the exemption.

Particularly, the monetary establishment (i.e., an funding advisor) should present a written acknowledgement that the establishment and its professionals are fiduciaries and should additionally present an correct written description of the companies to be supplied to the retirement investor, in addition to the monetary establishment’s materials conflicts.

Additional, earlier than participating in a really useful rollover, the monetary establishment should present retirement traders with documentation of particular explanation why the rollover suggestion is within the retirement investor’s greatest curiosity.

As a part of the amendments, the DOL is proposing further disclosures: 

Pre-Transaction Disclosures

The proposed rule additional requires that monetary establishments embody a written assertion of the best-interest customary of care owed by the monetary establishment alongside its preliminary fiduciary disclosure.

Additional, the proposed rule would require monetary establishments to tell retirement traders of their proper to acquire particular info concerning prices, charges and compensation from the establishment.

The monetary establishment would want to offer the knowledge in ample element for the retirement investor to make an knowledgeable choice, together with complete compensation that the monetary establishment and funding skilled obtain, not simply the prices instantly paid by the retirement investor.

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