I would suspect that the DOL was addressing Fidelity when it issued the CAR. As any lawyer will tell you, Fidelity is essentially telling the regulator to shove it. Fidelity knows that the CAR has not been withdrawn. In my experience, regulators hate to be ignored.
Sooner or later, I suspect someone will write a book about Fidelity’s attempt to put lipstick on the pig that is BTC and pawn it off on retirees. The SEC has been threatening to hold compliance directors responsible for allowing practices that harm investors. If Fidelity moves ahead, as I suspect this would be an ideal opportunity for the SEC to make a statement and demonstrate that they are serious and ask the compliance director at Fidelity to explain himself.
‘Enforcement 40’ for 2020
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