Financial advisors and broker-dealers feared the worst after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its new conflict-of-interest rule. Now what they see is a lot of uncertainty.
“The ones I’ve talked to are more confused than anything else,” said Patrick DiCarlo, counsel in Alston & Bird’s ERISA Litigation Group. “The proposed rules and exemptions are very complicated. How it all works — there’s a lot of uncertainty.”