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While Reg BI tracks closely with FINRA’s suitability standard, the SEC also imports language from the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. That adds more confusion. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed Regulation Best Interest, intended to elevate FINRA’s suitability standard for broker-dealer recommendations to retail investors, is in need of clarification, according to attorneys from Drinker Biddle & Reath.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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