Fiduciary Standard

Thad Schlaud

The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule was struck down earlier this year and the industry faces potential fiduciary standards from the Security and Exchange Commission. In the midst of this turmoil, financial firms continue to abuse their clients. Roughly one week after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the March 15th decision to vacate the DOL rule, Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $3.6 million in fines related to brokers’ misappropriation of client funds.

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