New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
New Hire Roundup: Ohio Securities Commissioner Andrea Seidt to Lead NASAA
Stephanie Zaffos joined Convergent Wealth Advisors, Scivantage welcomed Jim Toussignant, and the SEC announced three staff promotions.
Spouses Who Plan Together Are Best Prepared to Retire: Behavioral Study
New behavioral research predicts that discussion between pre-retirement spouses can lead to more success and less stress when they leave the work force.
Top 10 Most Generous States
A new study by The Chronicle of Philanthropy has found a huge divide in generosity across the country.
FINRA Review, Investor Choice Act Highlight Arbitration Anomalies
Two recent initiatives are intended to work in investors’ favor when it comes to the controversial practice of arbitration agreements.
SEC Swears In 2 Commissioners; FINRA Names New Governors
Kara Stein and Michael Piwowar, both former congressional staffers, are new SEC commissioners, replacing Elisse Walter and Troy Paredes.
Several notable compliance-related measures have been approved—or tabled—by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and state securities regulators over the past couple of months that should be on advisors’ and brokers’ radar.
New Hire Roundup: Gamble Named Managing Director at F-Squared
This week in new hires, F-Squared Investments named Paul Gamble managing director, and Sean Curry and Kimberly Palleon moved up at BMO Global Asset Management.
Sen. Harkin Floats Bill to Help Charities, Co-Ops Offer Pensions
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it easier for charities and cooperatives to continue to offer pensions to their employees.
SEC Lifts Ban on Hedge Fund Advertising
The new rule, approved by a 4-1 vote, was required by the JOBS Act. NASAA and ICI voiced their disappointment in the rule's lack of investor protections.