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DOL Rule Is Seismic Shift For Advisors

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that the new fiduciary rule will go into effect June 9 as planned will dramatically impact the lives of financial advisors who deal with retirement plans, according to advisors, lawyers and consultants.

Full implementation of the rule for broker-dealers and advisors is still set for Jan. 1, but the portions effective June 9 represent a seismic shift for many advisors, who have been preparing for months, industry insiders say.