WASHINGTON—AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect Americans from conflicts of interest when financial professionals give retirement investment advice:
“This is an important step to ensure that financial advisors act in the best interest of retirement investors. People should be able to count on their financial advisors to provide sound advice that protects and grows their retirement assets, free of conflicts of interest. A strong rule that closes loopholes in current law will help safeguard their hard-earned retirement funds.”
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