For Once, Two Certainties in D.C.: New SEC Commissioners, DOL Fiduciary Rule
The New Year — yes, I’m talking about 2016 already — will bring with it two certainties: A final fiduciary rule will be unveiled and new commissioners will arrive at the SEC.
CFA's Roper Gives It to the Brokerage Industry
While the DOL has received a “few valuable nuggets” regarding its proposed fiduciary rule, there are other suggestions itcan “safely ignore,” said Barbara Roper.
Arthur Levitt: SEC Deadlocked on Fiduciary, Advisors Need DOL Rule
As the Investment Advisers Act turns 75, ex-SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, CFA’s Barbara Roper and more discuss why the industry needs a strong fiduciary standard.
Lawmakers Ask DOL to Start Over on Fiduciary Rule
“We feel it is in the interest of our constituents that the DOL repropose this fiduciary regulation,” lawmakers tell Labor’s Thomas Perez.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Will Be Changed, Top Official Says
DOL is ‘committed’ to fiduciary redraft but not ‘wedded to any particular’ wording or text, says DOL’s Hauser.
DOL Fiduciary Foes Said to Be Writing Best-Interest Standard Bill
The Department of Labor’s plan to revamp the definition of fiduciary under ERISA is likely to face yet another legislative hurdle.
SEC Panel: 2 Big Problems With Advisor Background Checks
Investors don’t check advisor and rep backgrounds, and the data itself can be problematic.
SEC’s Ability to Deliver True Fiduciary Standard in Doubt: Report
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard says the SEC believes "conflicts are routine and acceptable — not inherently inconsistent with providing objective advice.”
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
Bill to Delay DOL Fiduciary Rulemaking Is Revived
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has reintroduced a bill to force the DOL to wait until the SEC makes its own fiduciary rule.