The fate of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Conflict of Interest Rule, which would require those offering retirement investment advice to serve as fiduciaries and put their customers’ best interest first, is now uncertain.

But a growing number of Americans are aware of the fiduciary standard, favor the intent of the rule, and can take action if they discover their financial advisor is not a fiduciary.1


1 “In Whose Best Interest? (Part 2),” a Financial Engines Survey on the Conflict of Interest Rule, April 2017.