Few realms in the meetings world are as complex and regulated as the financial/insurance sector. So, when a major governing regulation is tweaked, planners take notice.
The latest wrinkle is the so-called fiduciary or conflict-of-interest rule, created to protect individual retirement investments and funds, which has some bearing on how incentives are structured. In a recent turn of events, this rule will no longer be enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor. Oversight is expected to fall -- eventually -- to another federal body: the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A closer look at this ever-morphing issue and the ways it affects how financial firms incentivize brokers and agents can be found at our new website, NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.