Advisors have recently been feeling relieved about the fifth circuit court ruling that struck down the DOL’s version of the fiduciary rule. However, it may not be time to jump for joy yet. The fifth circuit is supposed to issue a mandate which vacates the rule, which takes it out of force. It is unclear why the fifth circuit court has not done so yet, but it is starting to make the industry nervous.
FINSUM: Most say the court simply has not gotten around to issuing the mandate yet, but that seems odd given it has been two months since the verdict. The next date to watch is May 16th, as that is the deadline for states and other entities to apply for appeals to the ruling.