What a Non-Middle Class Economy Looks Like
“Pay to play” increasingly dominates American life.
FINRA’s Ketchum Blasts DOL Fiduciary Plan; White House Says ‘Work With Us’
FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum talked at the regulator's conference about what's wrong with the DOL plan and offered an alternative approach to putting customers first.
Washington Governor OKs Small Business Retirement Marketplace
Law uses Obama's MyRA plan to provide small business employees with access to retirement plans.
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank: Wall St. Reformers —The 2015 IA 35 for 35
In an exclusive interview, former Sen. Dodd speaks about the Dodd-Frank law's progress, regulators’ fiduciary efforts and where the next crisis will come from.
El-Erian: American Dream Is Under Threat
The Allianz chief economic advisor listed some possible solutions to income and wealth inequality, from least to most controversial.
SEC Chief: Advisor Exam Crunch Is a ‘Serious’ Investor Protection Issue
SEC chief White tells senators the current 10% advisor exam rate is cause for "great concern" and discusses fiduciary rules.
The 2015 IA 35 for 35
These advisor advocates, investors, politicians and thought leaders have stood out over the past 35 years and will influence financial services for decades to come.
An SEC Broker Fiduciary Standard May Undermine the ’40 Act
In my March 25 blog on ThinkAdvisor.com, “Will She or Won't She? Mary Jo White and the Broker Fiduciary Standard,” I voiced some concerns about SEC Chairwoman White's recent remarks at SIFMA's Legal and Compliance Seminar in Phoenix pertaining to the SEC's plans to move forward with a fiduciary standard...
Senate Democrats Push Back on DOL Fiduciary Plan
The Obama administration plan to tighten rules on brokers is facing blowback from the president’s own party.
IRS Ripped at Hearing Over Service Cuts to Taxpayers
The IRS commissioner countered that budget cuts had constrained the agency's capacity to help taxpayers during filing season.