Analysis: The debate behind the DOL's fiduciary-rule effort

With its planned fiduciary rule, the Department of Labor is striving to ensure that those providing professional advice about retirement savings are acting in the best interests of their clients. However, the agency faces significant challenges in its efforts to implement such a rule. The House recently passed a bill that would delay the proposed rule, and some industry groups in opposition to the rule say it could hurt small investors. At stake is $5.7 trillion in IRA assets.

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