5 Big Regulatory Changes Coming in 2014
Want to prepare your practice for potential changes in the year ahead? Keep your eye on these five areas.
SEC Proxy Advisory Roundtable to Discuss Conflicts of Interest, Competition
Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt will be among the panelists at SEC's Dec. 5 proxy advisory firm roundtable.
Is Investor Confusion Really Harmless?
An SEC panel raises the issue of harm caused by investor confusion over the difference between a fiduciary and a suitability standard.
SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Vote Friday on Fiduciary Plan
SIFMA director Kevin Carroll says some of the recommendations of Barbara Roper's investor committee are "incongruous" with Dodd-Frank's intent.
TIAA-CREF to Boost Advisor Headcount by 45%
Recruiting from banks, IBDs and wirehouses, TIAA-CREF has added nearly 200 advisors since the start of 2012 and wants to add 200 more.
Genworth Taps Industry Veteran Charles Goldman for Board of Directors
As Genworth Financial moves ahead in a partnership with two private equity firms, Goldman, known as a fiduciary advocate, takes the reins as board chairman.
SEC Investor Committee Issues Fiduciary Plan
The Investor Advisory Committee hopes that "we can help to shape the form that commission rulemaking takes," says Barbara Roper.
The Odd, Mixed Messages From FINRA on Risk Tolerance and Suitability
FINRA’s new, and unusual, definition of risk tolerance and the inconsistency between that definition and the views expressed on the SRO’s website are not helpful to advisors and investors.
State Securities Regulators to Hike Exam Fees for Series 63, 65 and 66
Despite increased costs of maintaining the exams, NASAA says the exam fees have not increased for the past four years.
New Hire Roundup: Former COO Nides Returns to Morgan Stanley
This week in new hires, Tom Nides rejoined Morgan Stanley, Rob Brown went to United Capital and Vanguard announced several investment management changes.