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That extra back-end comp "can create acute conflicts of interest," the Department of Labor says in newly provided regulatory guidance.

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Handling the emotion of market declines

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Why retainer fees are best suited for the new practice landscape

The fiduciary rule is causing many financial advisers to reconsider their fee models.

Here's a thundering round of applause for Merrill Lynch

After the fiduciary rule was announced, it wasn’t clear how brokerage firms would adapt. Here's why the wirehouse is a standout on its approach to the new regulation, and why one competitor isn't.
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