Stop Wall Street from exploiting hard-working older Americans

You've worked hard to save enough to enjoy your retirement. But a loophole in the rules makes it legal for some bad financial advisers to tell you where you should put YOUR money based on what's best for THEIR pocketbooks, not yours.

The result? Americans end up in riskier investments with higher fees and lower returns – and Wall Street makes billions.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a new rule for financial advisers, but it isn't strong enough to protect older Americans' retirement savings.

Right now, they're accepting comments on their rule. This is our big chance to raise the pressure to hold Wall Street accountable. Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to close this loophole!

We strongly encourage you to share your own stories and use your own voice in this letter. Personalized comments have the most impact, by far. Please use the following talking points to write your official comment:

  • Millions of Americans like me are counting on our IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts for a secure financial future – and we've worked hard to build and grow our savings.

  • We should be able to trust our financial advisers to put our interests first. But loopholes in the current law make it easy for many advisers to take advantage of hard-working Americans and line their own pockets with our retirement savings.

  • Hidden fees and bad advice costs Americans billions of dollars every year, and we deserve better.

  • Close this loophole and ensure a higher standard than the currently proposed rule. Hold anyone who gives financial advice genuinely accountable for helping everyday Americans choose the best investments for us, our families, and our future. We don't need or want a standard that just makes our brokers and bankers richer.


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File Number S7-07-18: Stop financial advisers from sapping Americans' retirement savings

To the Securities and Exchange Commission:

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