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SEC should follow the Labor Department’s fiduciary standard
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SEC should follow the Labor Department’s fiduciary standard

Authors Joe Valenti and Andy Green argue that the SEC should enforce the fiduciary standard to secure Americans' retirement.

Authors

  • Joe Valenti
  • Andy Green

Last month at the Economic Club of New York, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton articulated a set of eight principles for the agency moving forward. He poignantly placed one question front and center under principle #2: “How does what we propose to do affect the long-term interests of Mr. and Ms. 401(k)?”

It’s a question the SEC should take seriously as, at Clayton’s direction, it reviews public comments on the fiduciary duty of financial professionals to their clients.

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Authors

Joe Valenti

Director, Consumer Finance

Andy Green

Senior Fellow