Hacked? Proposed Bill Would Allow Firms to Hack Back
A proposed bill would allow a victim of a cyberattack to access the attacker’s computer in order to gather information about the attack.
Emergency Request to Block DOL Fiduciary Rule Filed in Texas Court
Industry groups including SIFMA asked the judge to stop the rule from taking effect while they appeal their case.
Trump Issues Order to Reorganize, Streamline Federal Agencies
The OMB director must propose a plan to "reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies."
IA 25 Readers’ Choice: Vote Now for the Most Influential People in the Advisor Industry
This year, we’d like you to share who you see as the biggest influencers, for good or ill, on the industry.
DOL Puts Fiduciary Rule’s Right to Sue Under Microscope
Will the fiduciary rule enable frivolous lawsuits? Forecasting litigation is hard, but retirement plan experts are giving it a try anyway.
Trump Labor Nominee Acosta to Get TV Advertising Push
America Rising Squared, a Republican group, is launching a six-figure TV ad campaign supporting Acosta, whose confirmation hearing has been delayed until March 22.
DOL Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy on Fiduciary Rule
Field Assistance Bulletin sets out policy if Labor fails to delay rule’s applicability date before April 10.
Merrill Opens ‘Pandora’s Box’ With Shift on Commissions: Analysts
KBW weighs in on what moving away from a fee-only approach could mean for recruiting, operations and legal issues.
FINRA Floats Plan to Streamline Competency Exams
FINRA wants to revise exam structure to eliminate "duplicative testing and barriers to demonstrating and maintaining qualifications."
Merrill Reconsiders Commissions on Some Retirement Accounts
Wealth chief Andy Sieg, though, tells the Thundering Herd that restrictions “remain in place, including [those] on mutual funds.”