Regulators Widen Probe of Schorsch-Related Issues, Companies
Massachusetts authorities want to better understand accounting errors at the nontraded REIT firms.
Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
In Broker Harmonization Debate, the SEC Is the Real Problem
The current debate over the regulation of brokers and investment advisors has been raging for almost four years now, ever since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law back in 2010.
Schorsch Accused of Manipulating ARCP’s Books
A complaint filed by former accounting chief alleges that Schorsch told executives to manipulate quarterly results in July.
SEC Chief White Pushes Back on Advisor Audits
White tells Financial Services Committee that a reallocation of resources from BD coverage to advisors would ‘not be advisable.’
Enforcement: Nationwide to Pay $140M in 13-Year ERISA Settlement
In another action, the SEC charged the owner of a home restoration business with securities fraud for selling unsecured notes to investors.
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill
Tax extender package applies only to 2014 and will last two more weeks.
CFP Board Calls First Computer-Based Exams a ‘Success’
CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller congratulates those who passed what he called a “very rigorous exam.”
FINRA Penalizes Merrill $2.4M Over Pricing of GM Notes
The fine and restitution are tied to markdowns of more than 10% paid to several hundred clients over two years.
Owners, You Gotta Learn to Share
To get the most out of junior partners and ensure a successful succession plan, owner-advisors need to share ownership.