June 22, 2009

Editor's Choice: Week of June 22, 2009

More On Legal & Compliance

from The Advisor's Professional Library
  • Where Are We Headed? The ultimate compliance goal is to help ensure that everyone associated with an advisory firm acts ethically at all times.  Advisors and RIAs should do the right thing, even when regulators are not looking over their shoulders.
  • Registration Requirements for Investment Advisor Representatives (IARs) When individuals launch an advisory firm, they must avoid marketing themselves or the firm as investment advisors before they are properly approved and registered.  Otherwise, they are subject to severe penalties.  

Financial services reform remains at the top of the agenda. Read Melanie Waddell's news story , and bloggers Mike Patton and Bob Clark's reactions. To view video of Treasury Secretary Geithner's Senate testimony on Obama's proposal to "modernize the financial regulatory system," click here .The Obama White Paper itself is here.

Healthcare reform hit center stage last week with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee holding hearings on the Affordable Health Choices Act. On June 22, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment will welcome Mary Schapiro and Gary Gensler of the CFTC to examine oversight of OTC derivatives.

This week, further evidence of a reviving economy is expected on June 23 when May existing home sales are announced, new home sales on June 24, and initial jobless claims on June 25 .

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