If you’re looking for a thread of hope that the fiduciary rule sticks around a little longer, here it is: Trump has made clear his dislike for big banks and hedge funds. (Photo: AP)

2016. It was the best of years, it was the worst of years. The annum began with all the excitement of the day before Christmas, with the unopened promise of a neatly wrapped fiduciary rule soon to be delivered under the investment advice tree by the jolly DOL elf.

It’s now nearly twelve months later, and all that excitement has withered with the knowledge that same fiduciary rule will soon be left abandoned like so many toys in the days following Christmas.

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