Would the DoL Proposal Deny Advice to the Masses?

Forcing commissioned brokers and agents to act like fiduciaries would deprive middle-class investors of access to financial advice, critics of Labor's proposal argue. Maybe. It would almost certainly deprive advisors of access to investors.

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Would the DoL Proposal Deny Advice to the Masses?

Forcing commissioned brokers and agents to act like fiduciaries would deprive middle-class investors of access to financial advice, critics of Labor's proposal argue. Maybe. It would almost certainly deprive advisors of access to investors.