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- Client Commission Practices and Soft Dollars RIAs should always evaluate whether the products and services they receive from broker-dealers are appropriate. The SEC suggested that an RIAs failure to stay within the scope of the Section 28(e) safe harbor may violate the advisors fiduciary duty to clients, so RIAs must evaluate their soft dollar relationships on a regular basis to ensure they are disclosed properly and that they do not negatively impact the best execution of clients transactions.
- Advertising Advisor Services and Credentials Section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act contains the anti-fraud provision of the statute and ensures that RIAs advertising and marketing practices are consistent with the fiduciary duty owed to clients and prospective clients.
Senate Republicans on Thursday, April 22, blocked debate on legislation that would bring about sweeping financial reform, so Democrats called for a procedural vote on Monday evening to break the Republican filibuster.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader from Kentucky, objected to the Democrats trying to force debate while negotiations on the bill by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) were still continuing.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada responded that Democrats had tried for two months to reach a deal with Republican members on the banking committee and that he was ready to test Republicans to see if all 41 would vote against the bill moving to the full Senate.
Read a news item on President Obama's speech on financial reform in New York on InvestmentAdvisor.com.