TD Ameritrade Introduces Fiduciary Rule Resource Center
OMAHA, NE, December 8, 2016 -- TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AMTD) today announced the new Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule Resource Center website intended to serve as an objective source of information and education for investors who want to learn more about the fiduciary rule and what it could mean for their retirement planning.
The rule is scheduled to become applicable on April 10, 2017. At that time, financial advisors will be required to recommend what is in the best interest of clients when offering investment advice on 401(k) plan assets (including rollovers), individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and other qualified retirement funds.
"The 1,000 pages of fiduciary rule text and explanatory material is exceedingly complex. The average investor likely doesn't have the time or inclination to explore how it could impact their retirement savings," said Tom Bradley, president of retail distribution for TD Ameritrade. "We created the resource center to help investors understand what the rule means for them so they can have more productive conversations with their financial services providers."
TD Ameritrade's DOL Fiduciary Rule Resource Center breaks down the financial jargon, provides answers to common questions in a simple, objective way, and helps investors understand potential implications for their financial futures. New and updated content, including articles and links to government resources, will be frequently added to the website as the applicability date nears and investors become increasingly aware of the rule.
In addition to the DOL Resource Center website, TD Ameritrade has introduced more ways for retirement investors to obtain guidance and advice. They include free goal planning and a new discretionary investment management service Essential Portfolios.
"While other financial services firms are making major changes to the fees, commissions, service and product offerings as a result of the fiduciary rule, TD Ameritrade has not," Bradley said. "We've been well positioned to comply with the rule from the start and the vast majority of our Retail retirement clients won't see any significant changes in how they work with us. In fact, rather than take away services from our clients, we plan to give them more tools and education and shift our model a bit to provide more guidance and advice."
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