IMCA 2015 Focus on Fiduciary Event Recap

The polarizing issues surrounding conflicted investment advice continue to dominate the financial advisory industry’s collective consciousness. In September 2015, IMCA tackled the important fiduciary debate with a Focus on Fiduciary event designed to deliver pure education on the topic: an inside look from key government officials, consumer advocates, and influential industry experts—and a chance for attendees to draw their own conclusions.

If you weren't able to join us, listen to the audio recordings and read the media coverage below to learn what you missed.

John A. Nersesian

Opening remarks: IMCA's board chairman, John Nersesian, outlines the itinerary and purpose of the event.



Opening general session: Tim Hauser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, explains salient points in the rule and what steps to take going forward.

Click here for a transcript of Hauser's remarks.

Crossfire Panel: David Blass, David Certner, Stephen Hall, and Bonnie Treichel offer their thoughts on key issues in the DOL conflicts of interest proposal and potential issues in the forthcoming SEC initiative.

Closing session: SIFMA Managing Director, Lisa Bleier, discusses why the DOL needs to repurpose fiduciary rule


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