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.
The WSJ’s Public Service on Fiduciary Standard: Lifting the Veil
The five arguments made by Journal editors that they got partly wrong, wrong and confused and just plain wrong.
King vs. Burwell: 5 Patches for PPACA if Court Cuts Subsidies
If the Supreme Court kills federal exchange subsidies, what happens on July 1?
The Case Against Fee Disclosure: Good Idea; Bad Timing
Should RIAs increase fee disclosures to clients? It's a good idea, but considering the brokerage industry's marketing expertise, now may not be the right time.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vows to Use ‘Every Tool’ Against DOL Fiduciary Plan
Meanwhile, ex-EBSA chief Brad Campbell hopes the plan won't block investors from receiving IRA rollover advice.
SEC Gives First Whistleblower Award to Former Company Officer
The ex-officer was eligible for the award because the compliance department failed to address company fraud.