SEC User Fees the Answer to Exam Budget Crunch: Investor Advocate
SEC investor advocate Rick Fleming called on Congress to pass a user fees bill, saying investors faced “substantial risk” from unexamined advisors.
DC Update on SEC User Fees, an SRO and Third-Party Exams
It will be difficult to enact any legislation in this Congress, but I predict that the RIA user fee bill will gain co-sponsors, including Republicans.
Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Insurance Brokerage Highland for $42M
The acquisition of Highland gives Ladenburg's independent advisors greater access to insurance solutions for clients.
10 Best & Worst States for Retirement
Taxes, sunshine and health care are among Bankrate's critera for picking a good place to retire.
Barney Frank to Testify on Dodd-Frank’s Impact 4 Years On
Former Rep. Barney Frank will testify Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on his namesake Dodd-Frank Act’s impact.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Treasuries on Fed Comments; Oil Drops
U.S. stocks fell as the Fed said valuations for smaller companies in social media and biotech appear “substantially stretched.”
Bank Q2 Earnings to Reflect ‘Rebound’: Sterne Agee
Banks are poised to make some second-quarter earnings gains after a tough start to 2014, equity analysts say.
SEC's Blass to Become ICI's General Counsel
David Blass, chief counsel and associate director of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, will become the ICI's general counsel in September.
Worries Peak on Puerto Rico Utilities Debt After New Bankruptcy Law
After debt-restructuring bill’s passage, bondholders watch to see if the commonwealth's electric utility will make Tuesday payment; two fund companies sue to declare law unconstitutional.