Ex-Gov. Pawlenty: White House Fiduciary Memo ‘Overly Broad’
The leaked memo was “overly broad in condemning the industry and fairly conclusory without citing a lot of specifics,” FSR's Pawlenty says.
Obama Drops 529 Tax Plan; New College Saving Bills Floated
Administration will now focus on delivering a “larger package” of education tax relief that will have bipartisan support.
Andy Friedman: 7 Dates That Will Force Congress to Act
Speaking at FSI OneVoice, Friedman says seven "forcing events" will lead Congress to act, despite otherwise continued "split government" in Washington.
Rove, Gibbs: How Advisors Can Distance Themselves From Wall St.
The storied political spinsters offer some imaging advice at FSI — both for advisors and for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
Charities Get a Carve-Out in Obama’s SOTU Tax Proposals
Obama's plan to close the "trust fund loophole" for capital gains taxes on inherited assets has a loophole of its own.
Time for Broker Crackdown as Abuses Cost Retirement Savers Billions: Obama Aide
A leaked White House memo estimates the cost to 401(k) savers of broker practices like excessive trading and calls for tighter rules.
Student Debt Could Be Discharged in Bankruptcy Under New House Bill
Meanwhile, college savings proponents are rebelling against one of Obama's college-related proposals.
Obama Signals Support for DOL Fiduciary Redraft
As both sides gird for battle over the DOL measure, expected to be released any day now, the White House appears ready to lend support.
Roubini: Obama Is Right; Gold Bugs Are Wrong
At Davos, the economist warns that deflation is a bigger threat than inflation and calls for higher taxes on the wealthy.