SEC Names Flannery Chief Economist
The SEC said Monday that Mark Flannery will become the agency’s new chief economist and director of its Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
FINRA Appoints Arbitration Task Force
FINRA appointed a 13-member arbitration task force Thursday to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum.
SEC Investor Advisory Committee Mulls ‘Accredited Investor’ Criteria
SEC Chairwoman White also gave an update on the uniform fiduciary standard, target date fund rules and other issues the committee has weighed in on.
Lawmakers’ Prodding of SEC, DOL Fiduciary Collaboration a ‘Tactic,’ Consumer Groups Say
Lawmakers want SEC to go first on fiduciary because BDs and insurers expect to find the commission's rule more favorable, suggests CFA's Barbara Roper.
Barbara Roper, Investor Watchdog: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Business as usual on Wall Street is bad news for investors, according to the director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America.
The 2014 IA 25 Special Report
This is the 12th year that we have published the IA 25, our annual list of the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
SEC’s New Investor Advocate Says He Has Broad Authority
A "big part" of the job will involve policy, said advocate Rick Fleming. Meanwhile, an investor advisory subcommittee proposed SEC crowdfunding guidelines.
BDs Blast FINRA’s CARDS Plan on Privacy Risk
FSI and other broker-dealer trade groups say FINRA's plan to collect vast amounts of account data comes with "serious privacy" concerns and significant costs.
SEC Chief: Rule Priorities in ’14 Include Money Market Funds, Crowdfunding
Fiduciary rule fails to make the list, but SEC Chief White talks up a new exam tool that can analyze millions of transactions a day.