I have noticed a curious perception with regard to all of this activity related to 12b-1 arrangements, which gives me some pause. There seems to be a growing sense of entitlement, that somehow plans are entitled to revenue sharing, that there is some sort of innate (and perhaps legal) entitlement plans have to the 12b-1 and service fee payments generated under these programs. It seems that often this is where the conversations begin, and is even seems to be creeping into some of the DOL’s own approach to these things.
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