The following Letter Type D, or variations thereof, was submitted by individuals or entities.
Letter Type D:
As a licensed financial professional, I believe in the preservation of choice for my clients and their ability to choose the type of relationship we have and account structure most appropriate for their needs. This is why I would like to share my support of the Regulation Best Interest rule recently proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The protection of my clients' financial future is my focus, and I appreciate the SEC's efforts to provide additional tools to better protect, educate, and inform them. It's important that my clients have a choice as to the type of relationship they prefer with my firm and me, while also having the assurance that their best interests are protected. The currently proposed approach appropriately establishes a best interest standard for financial service providers that applies across all investment recommendations and protects individual investors' right to choose products and services — something the recently vacated DOL Fiduciary Rule did not provide. Thank you for your efforts in protecting and maintaining my clients' choice of and access to investment advice that meets their needs. Sincerely,