SEC To Examine Retirement Advice

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The SEC is starting a multi-year examination initiative on how broker-dealers and advisors ensure their clients are prepared for retirement.

the Securities and Exchange Commission examinations will evaluate issues such as whether registrants, advisers and broker-dealers are selecting the appropriate account for their client and whether they are performing due diligence on investment options.

Other questions examiners will determine is what type of initial investment recommendations are being made for clients nearing retirement age and whether they are providing ongoing account management, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) said in a Risk Alert.

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