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Financial Advocacy

We're pushing forward how consumers receive financial advice. That means advocacy in Washington and beyond. Read our commentary on financial regulation and other topics that shape your life.

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Betterment Encourages SEC to Adopt Investor-Friendly Disclosure

As the SEC considers new rules to better protect and inform investors, Betterment formally suggests ways to improve a new disclosure, Form CRS, based on actual investor research.

Betterment Hosts Roundtable on Fiduciary Rule’s Bygone Start Date

If it hadn’t been delayed, the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule would have taken effect this week—a game-changing shift for individual investors. To mark this juncture, we hosted members of the press and investor advocates for a roundtable discussion on how to achieve better standards for retirement advice.

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Betterment Encourages SEC to Adopt Investor-Friendly Disclosure

As the SEC considers new rules to better protect and inform investors, Betterment formally suggests ways to improve a new disclosure, Form CRS, based on actual investor research.

The Fiduciary Rule Should Be Fully Implemented

Major provisions of the DOL’s fiduciary rule are going into effect this month, but the provisions that enforce the rule are under attack. It’s up to all of us to make sure the fiduciary rule stays a rule, not a loose guideline.

DOL Public Comment: Protect Investors’ Right to Honest Financial Advice

The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule is at risk of being delayed or repealed. We recently submitted a public comment in support of the rule because we believe that all investors have the right to trustworthy financial advice. No matter what happens, we will continue to put our customers’ interests first.

The Fiduciary Rule Is on Life Support – We Must Act Now

Whether or not the fiduciary rule survives could directly impact you. Because if it dies, and your money manager is no longer required by law to act in your best interest...are they going to anyway?

Why The Fiduciary Rule Matters

The fiduciary rule will help to ensure that financial institutions act in investors’ best interests when providing retirement advice.

DOL Public Comment: No More Conflicted Advice

In support of the DOL proposal to extend the fiduciary standard, we submitted an official comment this week. We support the DOL’s proposal because we believe it will accelerate this shift toward an unambiguous public good.

The SEC and FINRA Get It Right on Automated Investing

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently released a joint investor alert about automated…