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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2011

DOL proposes expanded definition of “fiduciary” and releases other new rules, increasing exposure of financial advisors

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed dramatic changes to the rules that govern the relationship between employee benefit plans and those who provide investment advice and other financial services to plans and plan participants.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2011

DOL broadens definition of fiduciary

In October 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations expanding the definition of fiduciary.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2010

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: whistle-blower provisions and fiduciary duty standards

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), which President Obama signed into law on July 21, 2010, represents the most sweeping changes to the financial system in decades.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2010

Rollovers for business startup: professional guidance is critical

Over the last few years, a strategy has been utilized whereby accumulations in 401(k) plans andor IRAs are used as the source of financing business acquisition and startup, taking advantage of existing law which permits profit-sharing plans to invest up to 100 percent of their assets in employer stock.

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