GOP Reps Demand Proof DOL Didn’t Go It Alone on Fiduciary
Lawmakers tell Secretary Perez to hand over SEC correspondence, but advocates say Congress’ efforts to stall the fiduciary redraft are futile.
SEC Enforcement: H.D. Vest Failed to Monitor Reps’ Outside Activities
Meanwhile, the SEC froze the assets of a fund manager charged with running a Twitter-related Ponzi scheme using money from a fake Uber-related fund.
A Fiduciary Standard May Leave Some Investors Out of Luck
The fiduciary standard may bring a higher level of service to some investors, but it may also inadvertently leave many out in the cold.
Finke: Lack of Fiduciary Protection for Elderly Is ‘Insane’
“In the United States, we have a buyer-beware marketplace for products that are very often sold to older consumers,” says Finke. "This is insane."
Welcome to the World of Online Financial Advisor Reviews
The SEC’s decision to let advisors use customer reviews could be extremely beneficial for top-rated advisors’ bottom lines, as other industries’ experience has shown.
Advisor Exam Changes Afoot: IAA’s Chief Lobbyist
IAA's Neil Simon says exam changes are coming for the same reason the DOL fiduciary rule won't languish at OMB: the political pressure is on.
Lou Harvey: Obama Just Blew Up Your Business Model; Here’s What to Do
If you’re an advisor focused on retirement, the Obama administration has just blown up your own retirement plan. Dalbar's CEO offers a survival plan.
New FINRA Rule to Have ‘Detrimental Impact’ on Arb Process: Sutherland
The rule, just approved by the SEC, could cause a shortage of public arbitrators, a lawyer says.
Janus Readies ETF; Edward Jones Pushes Back Fund Rollouts
Investors can expect a new fixed income fund led by ex-PIMCO chief Bill Gross and equity products from Edward Jones' Bridge Builder brand.
GOP Lawmakers: DOL Should Wait Its Turn on Fiduciary
SEC, not DOL, is the agency responsible for writing fiduciary rules for broker-dealers, the Senate and House appropriations chairmen tell the White House.