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DOL - Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to many of the questions surrounding the DOL Rule, including: "What is Advisors Excel doing currently to work toward implementation?", "What will the rule mean for my business practice?" and more...

Webcast Series

DOL Outlook: Your Guide to the New Fiduciary Rule

Through an ongoing series of webcasts over the next few months, Advisors Excel will bring you timely updates and clarifications related to the new DOL fiduciary rule and its implementation.

AE Insight

Transparency is Key: Be Up Front About What You Offer

Recently, insurance regulators have been increasingly focused on and concerned about producer advertising that does not paint a complete and accurate picture of the services advisors can provide.

Recent Webinar:

DOL Outlook - August 2016

Presented 8/19/16


SEC sets record in enforcement actions against investment advisers

October 11, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a record number of enforcement cases against investment companies over the last year, the agency announced Tuesday.

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SEC enforcement: Insider trading, whistleblower retailiation and more

October 7, 2016

Advisor cherry-picked profitable trades for his own account, misled seniors; penalty imposed for unqualified CCO appointment.

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SEC gets staff recommendation to allow third-party exams

September 27, 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Tuesday the agency has progressed in its consideration of a rule to allow third-party examinations of investment advisers.

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Kansas judge hears lawsuit seeking to throw out DOL rule

September 22, 2016
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U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree heard testimony for about 3.5 hours today on Market Synergy Group’s lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s controversial fiduciary rule.

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House committee passes bill to reverse Dodd-Frank, DOL rule

September 15, 2016

The House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act Tuesday in a party line vote. The sweeping financial reform bill seeks to replace the Dodd-Frank Act and kill the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule.  

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The Lead The Way Initiative


The Lead the Way initiative from Advisors Excel offers you the very latest in educational resources, news links and bulletins, best practices and informative explanations to help you best serve your clients and stay informed of emerging developments in the tax, legal and regulatory areas.


Gifting Laws

December 18, 2015

On the subject of gifting, we wanted to remind you that there are substantial differences between the insurance standard and the securities standard. While securities regulations allow for gifts of up to $100 per year per client, insurance standards are lower in many cases and should always be taken into consideration. If the sale of an insurance product is contemplated or involved in your sales practice, you will need to adhere to the lower of the two standards for gifting, either insurance or securities.

Agent Surrogacy

July 19, 2016
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Transparency is Key

April 1, 2016

Gifting Laws

December 18, 2015
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