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    1. New DOL Fiduciary Rule Coming Next Fall | ThinkAdvisor

      New DOL Fiduciary Rule Coming Next Fall | ThinkAdvisor

      “The department is considering regulatory options in light of the 5th Circuit opinion” Labor's regulatory agenda states.

      The Labor Department plans to issue in September 2019 a revised final fiduciary rule package to replace the one vacated this spring by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, according to Labor’s fall regulatory agenda.

      That’s likely one reason why the Securities and Exchange Commission’s final advice standards package “is taking longer than many expected,” Steve Saxon, principal at Groom Law Group, told ThinkAdvisor on Thursday.

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    2. Gibson Dunn: No ‘Circuit Split’ on DOL Rule; Decision Applies Nationwide | ThinkAdvisor

      Gibson Dunn: No ‘Circuit Split’ on DOL Rule; Decision Applies Nationwide | ThinkAdvisor

      Gibson Dunn, the law firm that successfully argued to vacate the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, says the 2-to-1 decision in favor of industry opponents of the rule applies “nationwide.”

      Citing the Administrative Procedure Act, the law that governs federal agency rule making, and Black’s Law Dictionary, attorneys for the firm said the ruling has the effect of the removing the fiduciary rule from the books.

      “Under the APA, ‘vacatur’ is a remedy by which courts ‘set aside agency action’ that is arbitrary and capricious or otherwise ...

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    3. Tax-Efficient Financial Plans Help Affluent Achieve Goals: AICPA

      Tax-Efficient Financial Plans Help Affluent Achieve Goals: AICPA

      In a survey of affluent Americans conducted early in the fourth quarter before the GOP tax overhaul became law, 63% of respondents said they were likely to adjust their financial plans in line with changes in tax policy.

      Fifty-three percent of well-off respondents said that working with an advisor with tax expertise could make them likelier to meet their financial goals, while only 6% said this was less likely.

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