PTE 2020-02 is a prohibited transaction exemption under ERISA. It requires Financial Institutions, including RIAs, to meet several enumerated requirements, including adhering to the “Impartial Conduct Standards,” in order to rely upon the exemption with respect to certain transactions, including rollover recommendations. It also requires Financial Institutions to adopt policies and procedures to assure compliance with all of the substantive provisions of PTE 2020-02.
RIAs relying on PTE 2020-02 are required to conduct an annual retrospective review of their policies and procedures for compliance with PTE 2020-02. The retrospective review must be documented in a written report that is certified by a senior executive officer of the firm. The review must be reasonably designed to assist the RIA in detecting and preventing violations of the Impartial Conduct Standards and its policies and procedures governing compliance with PTE 2020-02.
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