July 21, 2010

President Obama Poised to Sign Financial Reforms into Law

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  • Scope of the Fiduciary Duty Owed by Investment Advisors A fiduciary obligation goes beyond the suitability standard typically owed by registered representatives of broker-dealer firms to clients. The relationship is built on the premise that the advisor will always do the right thing for the person or entity receiving advice.
  • Conducting Due Diligence of Sub-Advisors and Third-Party Advisors Engaging in due-diligence of sub-advisors isn’t just a recommended best practice— it is part of the fiduciary obligation to a client. An RIA should be extremely reluctant to enter a relationship with a sub-advisor who claims the firm’s strategy is proprietary.
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Senate Passes Landmark Financial Services Reform Bill

July 16, 2010 - By MELANIE WADDELL

The Senate passed Thursday, July 15, the massive 2,300-page financial services reform bill; the bill now goes to President Obama for his signature, which is expected in the coming days. ...

Impact of Financial Reform Bill on Advisors, Broker/Dealers and Banks

July 15, 2010 - By JANET P. LEVAUX

While it isn't an updated version of Glass-Steagall, the financial services reform legislation the Senate passed, 60-39, on July 15, is poised to have a variety of impacts on the large banks employing wirehouse advisors, as well as on broker/dealers....

In Financial Reform Bill, Marketplace Winners and Losers

July 15, 2010 - By JOYCE HANSON

Early market reaction to the financial services reform bill, which the Senate passed, 60-39, on Thursday, July 15....

Financial Reform Over the Decades: A Timeline

July 15, 2010 - By KENNETH SILBER

The financial services reform legislation, which the Senate passed, 60-39, on Thursday, July 15, is the latest in a century-spanning series of efforts to revamp financial and securities activities through regulation. ...

Passage of Reform Bill Brings Quick Response

July 16, 2010 - By MELANIE WADDELL

Financial Planning Coalition awaits SEC study on fiduciary standard for brokers and GAO study on regulation of financial planners....

SEC Plan for Bifurcated Form ADV Part 2 Is Balked at by State Regulators

July 14, 2010 - By MELANIE WADDELL

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is objecting to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) upcoming staff recommendation to adopt a version of Form ADV Part 2. ...

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