December 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from FSI President & CEO Dale Brown on the introduction of the SAVERS ACT in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation addresses deep concerns over the pending Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule and its effects on retirement savers:
“We are pleased that a bipartisan effort is being made to help Congress fulfill not only its right but its duty to protect retirement savers. At a time when the possibility of a dignified retirement seems out of reach for so many hard-working Americans, this legislation is critical, and we urge Congress to act on it quickly. For years, a large, bipartisan swath of Congress has showed great concern with the impact the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule will have on small and mid-sized investors. We are hopeful the Department will take Congress’ deep concerns seriously and fix this rule before it’s finalized and retirement savers are irreparably harmed.”
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.