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AALU Celebrates “Most Historic Advocacy Year” for Financial Security Profession

Topics: Press Release

Noting significant legislative and regulatory wins, AALU President and CEO Marc Cadin today said 2019 has been AALU’s most historic advocacy year impacting the financial security profession and the people they serve. “This year has undoubtedly been AALU’s greatest advocacy year yet,” Cadin said. “From the most significant tax relief in the history of the…

Legacy and Retirement Planning Considerations After the SECURE Act

Topics: SECURE Act

The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU members by experts at Baker Hostetler LLP and the AALU staff, led by Jonathan M. Forster, Partner, Rebecca S. Manicone, Partner, and Carmela T. Montesano, Partner. WR Marketplace #20-02 was written by Michael P. Vito, Counsel, and John F. DeStefano, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP. The AALU WR…

15 Days: Are You Prepared for NY’s Best Interest Rule?

January 17, 2020 Register for Capitol Hill Club Day Transform 2020 is just around the corner… Sign up today to join us for Capitol Hill Club day on April 28th – the final day of Transform. Add your voice to the halls of Congress, meet with your Representatives, and advocate for your profession! To sign...

AALU Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA-38]

Rep. Sánchez and AALU Ambassador Marc Schwartz grab coffee in Los Angeles in August of 2019 Rep. Linda Sánchez has been a strong progressive voice for California’s 38th District since 2002. In her 18 years of service, Rep. Sánchez, has become a leader within the Democratic party and a major player among powerful committees in…

Post-SECURE Act Strategies

Topics: SECURE Act

January 16, 2020 IRA Strategy after the SECURE Act This Think Advisor piece discusses key SECURE Act changes that advisors should be aware of to ensure clients are maximizing value in their retirement and estate planning strategies. Read more >> Adjusting to the SECURE Act’s New 10-Year Rule for Stretch IRAs This analysis discusses what...

CEO Thank You Letter on the Passage of the SECURE Act – House

Topics: SECURE Act

January 16, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-232, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 205105 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives H-204, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, We, the undersigned presidents, chief executive officers and chairs would like…

CEO Thank You Letter on the Passage of the SECURE Act – Senate

Topics: SECURE Act

January 16, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate S-230, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Democratic Leader United States Senate S-221, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer, We, the undersigned presidents, chief executive officers and chairs would like to thank you…

AALU Statement on Massachusetts Proposed Fiduciary Standard of Conduct

Topics: Press Release

AALU President and CEO Marc Cadin today released the following statement on the Proposed Fiduciary Standard of Conduct for Massachusetts Broker-Dealers, Agents, Investment Advisers, and Investment Adviser Representatives: “The revised Massachusetts proposal, as written, would undoubtedly cut off much-needed advice and access to retirement savings and financial services for hard-working individuals and families across the…

Joint Trade Comment Letter on Massachusetts Proposed Fiduciary Standard

Via e-mail: securitiesregs-comments@sec.state.ma.us January 6, 2020 The Honorable William Francis Galvin Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth Attn: Proposed Regulations – Fiduciary Conduct Standard Massachusetts Securities Division One Ashburton Place, Room 1701 Boston, MA 02108 Dear Secretary Galvin: We the undersigned trade associations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Massachusetts Securities Division’s (“the…