Category Archives: IRA Rollover

New Recorded Webinar: IRA Rollovers Under U.S. Department of Labor’s PTE 2020-02

November 04, 2021

On Thursday, October 28, president of RIA Compliance Consultants Bryan Hill and Senior Compliance Consultant Jarrod James presented the webinar IRA Rollovers Under U.S. Department of Labor’s PTE 2020-02. This webinar explained the requirements of PTE 2020-02, and presented some compliance best practices. Please click on the following link to purchase a recording of this webinar: IRA Rollovers Under U.S. Department of Labor’s PTE 2020-02

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DOL Clarifies Fiduciary Advice Exemption for IRA Rollovers

May 09, 2021

Investment adviser firms advising plan participants on IRA rollovers should review the recently published guidance of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) regarding PTE 2020-02, a new fiduciary advice prohibited transaction exemption. Compliance with PTE 2020-02 now permits investment advisers to provide advice regarding IRA rollovers without violating Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“IRC”), both of which prohibit investment advisers from receiving payments that create a conflict of interest when providing fiduciary investment advice to plan sponsors, plan participants, and IRA owners. The adoption of PTE 2020-02 follows several years of rulemaking, court actions, and DoL guidance regarding the definition of fiduciary investment advice and clarifies that advice regarding IRA rollovers is considered a fiduciary activity, in contrast to the DoL’s prior interpretation.

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