FYI: “Clean Shares” Interpretive Letter

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FYI: On January 11, 2017, the SEC issued an interpretive letter under Section 22(d) of the Investment Company Act confirming that brokers may charge commissions on transactions in certain mutual fund shares when the broker is acting as agent for its customers and the share class is sold without any front-end load, deferred sales charge or other asset-based fee for sales or distribution (so-called “Clean Shares”). This letter clears up one of the significant concerns uncovered recently as funds envision new models for share sales prompted largely by the pending DOL fiduciary rule. Many funds are considering new share class […]