The Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule became effective on June 9, 2017. This rule requires financial firms to act in the best interest of clients when making recommendations in regards to retirement accounts.
As a recent article in Investment News* explains, this law is designed to stop advisors from putting their own interests in earning higher commission and fees over their clients’ interests, by obtaining the best investments at the lowest prices.
At Nachman Norwood & Parrott, we support these measures which align with our longstanding commitment to putting our clients first.
Central to this ruling are the requirements to ensure greater transparency for retirement investors and to mitigate conflicting advice.
At NNP, we pledge to continue to:
- Be prudent and transparent with client recommendation
- Put our clients’ best interests ahead of our own
- Keep fees and expenses reasonable
- Not make misleading statements
- Stay in regular contact with our clients
“This ruling, while significant, will not change the way we conduct business. NNP has always been diligent in ensuring we keep our clients’ best interests at the forefront, and we are pleased efforts have been made to make those practices the industry standard.” – Al Cannon, Managing Director at NNP