It’s one of the most-anticipated (and most-delayed) regulatory wrinkles in retirement industry history, but the DOL’s fiduciary standard is still apparently looming on the horizon – and could debut, even by this fall.

For retirement plan advisers – and the plan administrator community, in an associated fashion – it remains more than a bit problematic to cope with the prospect of a new threshold of responsibility for the financial decisions of plan participants. Or, having their hands tied and only being able to offer extremely financial guidance, as the case may be.

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