Members of Donald Trump’s DOL landing team oppose fiduciary rule

December 15, 2016

Members of Donald Trump’s DOL landing team oppose fiduciary rule

While the president-elect’s pick to head DOL hasn’t said anything about the rule, others on the team have objected to it

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:23 pm | By Mark Schoeff Jr | Investment News

Although President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor may be a blank slate when it comes to the agency’s investment-advice rule, members of the transition team for the agency have made their opposition clear.

Mr. Trump’s choice to head DOL, Andrew Puzder, has dealt mostly with wage-and-hour issues as chief executive of the fast-food company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. hamburger chains.

He has opposed DOL overtime rules and resisted minimum wage hikes but hasn’t said anything about the DOL fiduciary rule, which would require financial advisers to retirement accounts to act in their clients’ best interests.

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Loreen M. Gilbert, CIMA, AIF, CRC, CLTC – President, WealthWise Financial Services
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