Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
DOL Urged to Hold Off on Proposed Fee Guide
A group of business organizations turned up the heat this week in its campaign against a proposed DOL fee disclosure guide.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About the Federal Estate Tax
What’s included in the estate, what’s the tax on that estate and what are the resources for learning more, including designations to consider achieving.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
Obama Refuses to Negotiate ‘Under the Threat of Economic Catastrophe’
Some independent analysts say that the real debt limit deadline is Nov. 1, when the Treasury is scheduled to make nearly $60 billion in payments.
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About
As the election approaches, not just the White House and Congress are in play, but also control of congressional committees important to advisors and others in the financial services sector.
Allow E-Disclosures, Retirement Plan Coalition Urges DOL
On Tuesday, a coalition of interested parties took to their pens to urge the Department of Labor to allow plan sponsors to make required disclosures electronically.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Advances Sipple; Hewson Joins Citi Private Bank
This week in new hires, Scott Sipple moved up at Putnam Investments; Mark Hewson went to Citi Private Bank; Bradford Campbell joined Drinker Biddle; Kimberley Branch and John Forrest went to Symetra; and SNR Denton welcomed Lisa Ledbetter.
DOL ‘Disappointed’ With Industry Input on Fiduciary IRA Request
The Department of Labor’s EBSA says it is “disappointed” that industry trade groups could not provide more data by the Feb. 24 deadline, and it's "bewildered" that the data underlying the Oliver Wyman report is "not forthcoming."
DOL Deadline on Fiduciary IRA Request Set for Feb. 24
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has given industry trade groups until Feb. 24 to fulfill the department’s request regarding what impact the conflicts of interest faced by brokers who advise on IRAs have on IRA investors.