The first phase of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fiduciary rule (“Fiduciary Rule”) was implemented on June 9, 2017. The Fiduciary Rule greatly expands the categories of persons who are deemed fiduciaries when dealing with retail retirement investors. It was adopted by the DOL in April 2016 together with new prohibited transaction exemptions: the Best Interest Contract Exemption (“BIC Exemption”) and the Principal Transactions Exemption (“Principal Transactions Exemption”). For more guidance relating to the DOL’s new fiduciary rule, please visit our BD/IA Regulator blog.