Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced a bill to govern the private funds that engage in change in control transactions.
Cadwalader updated the ERISA Chapter of Lofchie's Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation. Authored by partners James Frazier and Steven Lofchie, the new Chapter addresses the U.S. Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule and related exemptions.
At a hearing before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, several industry groups called for repeal of the DOL Fiduciary Rule and expressed support for a proposed "standards of conduct" bill.
The Department of Labor issued a final rule delaying the applicability date of the DOL’s rule defining who is a fiduciary under ERISA and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code in connection with the provision of investment advice and certain related prohibited transaction exemptions (including the Best Interest Contract Exemption and the Principal Transaction Exemption) by 60 days.
Forty House Democrats urged the Acting Secretary of the DOL Office of Regulations and Interpretations Employee Benefits Security Administration to reconsider the DOL's proposed delay of the fiduciary rule.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn denied a motion for summary judgment by the Chamber of Commerce, et. al. to challenge and vacate the heightened fiduciary standards mandated by the DOL fiduciary rule.
President Obama vetoed a Congressional resolution of disapproval to prevent the Department of Labor's implementation of the final rule relating to the "Definition of the Term 'Fiduciary'; Conflict of Interest Rule – Retirement Investment Advice."
SIFMA and numerous financial associations filed a complaint against the Department of Labor with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint would strike down an "overreaching" DOL fiduciary rule.
The Senate passed a resolution of disapproval blocking the Department of Labor's implementation of its "fiduciary" rule. The rule defines the term "fiduciary" and concerns conflicts of interest in retirement investment advice.