New Fiduciary Rules and What They Mean for Retirement Investment Accounts

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After five years in the making, the DOL finally approved a new fiduciary rule that is designed to protect client retirement investment accounts by regulating investment advice from dealer-brokers. The rule has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the financial world, as it will dramatically change the suitability standard that brokers previously operated under. Broker-dealers are currently operating in an environment of increasingly stringent regulations and scrutiny, but with investm...
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Indexed Annuities and Issues Associated with Them

Indexed Annuities and Issues Associated with Them
  “Variable Annuities” and “Equity Indexed Annuities” (sometimes referred to as “Indexed Annuities”) are complex, high-cost products that are usually unsuitable for most individuals, and especially seniors. But billions of dollars of sales take place annually, encouraged by the high commissions paid to annuity sales people, who often fail to clearly explain the risks and pitfalls associated with such products. Variable annuities are a tax deferred product that lets you invest in va...
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Attorney Robert Port Appears on Business RadioX

This March, attorney Robert Port appeared on Gwinnett Business RadioX and was interviewed by Mike Sammond on the topic of investment securities and financial fraud.  Robert talks about securities litigation, the focus of his practice. Primarily, Robert specializes in claims arising from fraud, misconduct, or mismanagement by stockbrokers, financial advisors, or insurance agents. Here are some highlights from this month’s show. In talking about the firm, are most of your clients individual...
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