SEC Urged to Reform 12b-1 Fees, Block Risky ETFs
The SEC "can no longer afford to relegate ... retail investor protection priorities to a back burner," the groups told the agency in a letter.
Fiduciary v. Suitability at Supreme Court, DOL
Obama’s decision to push for a fiduciary standard for retirement advisors while the issue is before the Supreme Court gives proponents a potentially game-changing boost.
Senate Finance Allows Public Comments on Tax Reform
Interested parties have until April 15 to email their recommendations to the five bipartisan tax working groups.
Deconstructing One Broker’s Take on a Fiduciary Standard
A broker responds to my March column for investment Advisor on the fiduciary standard and makes some good points. And some not-so-good points.
Forced Arbitration Clauses Harm Consumers: CFPB
Pre-dispute arbitration clauses "restrict consumer relief" in disputes with financial companies by limiting class actions, says Director Richard Cordray.
SEC Mulls Adding SMA Info to Form ADV
The regulator may also be considering asking about leverage, securities lending and other factors to better gauge risk, IAA says.
DOL Has Worked ‘Very Closely’ With SEC on Fiduciary Plan: Perez
The Labor secretary told CNBC that DOL wants to create a "level playing field" for advisors that are already putting their clients' interests first.
Second Round of Cyber Exams Coming in Summer: SEC’s Jarcho
SEC will also resume exams of alternative mutual funds, looking at 30 to 40 funds across 25 to 30 sponsors.
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.