The Trump administration is highlighting the fiduciary rule as one of several Obama-era regulations that it says are too burdensome and should be undone. (Photo: iStock)

A game-changing federal regulation on retirement investment advice may be overturned by the Trump administration, but many in the HR industry expect the spirit of the law to remain, even if the letter of the law is repealed.

The fiduciary rule, put into place by the Obama administration, was designed to require that financial advisors act in the best interest of their clients, to ensure that commissions and other considerations do not sway advisors to promote inferior products.

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