As RCAP Shares Crash, Cetera Recruiting and Retention Could Suffer
The firm's stock has plummeted 80% this year; the reorganization news isn't helping.
Ken Fisher’s 401(k) Unit Says DOL Fiduciary Plan Limits Investment Advice
Small plans could be hurt; DOL must also “make clear” some marketing activities are not fiduciary activity, Fisher unit said in comment letter.
Guggenheim, the SEC and Milken's Shadow
Did the former junk-bond king act as an investment advisor? Regulators seem to have spent two years investigating just that.
SEC, FBI Bust Hacking Ring That Stole Earnings Reports Then Sold Them
An international hacking operation stole pre-release earnings information on companies from newswire services then conducted insider trades.
DOL Tackles Key Fiduciary Plan Proposals at Hearings
First round of DOL hearings prompts discussions on Best Interest Contract Exemption, mandatory arbitration as well as whether the proposed plan would spur lawsuits.
Guggenheim Unit to Pay SEC $20M Over Compliance Failures
The group failed to disclose an executive’s $50 million loan from a client; staff took “dozens of trips” on clients’ planes.
Dwyer to Move to AR Global in Apollo-RCAP Deal
The former LPL executive will continue to lead the wholesale distribution unit that RCAP sold to Apollo.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: 2 Busted for Selling Fake ‘Charitable Gift’ Annuities
Meanwhile, the SEC busted a $114 million Ponzi scheme involving driver safety technology.
Democratic Senator Criticizes DOL Fiduciary Rule as Hearings Near
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she's worried about access to advice for small investors; Washington Analysis gives its prognosis for the rule.
Live by the Code! The SEC’s Ethics Code, That Is
Unlike the Mafia, the SEC wants supervised persons to always rat on their friends and never keep their mouths shut.