Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
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.
SEC Needs More Funding to ‘Solve’ Advisor Exam Deficiency
While there “may be ways” that the SEC can reallocate its existing resources to accommodate a higher advisor exam rate, the SEC “cannot solve this [exam deficiency] problem without additional resources from Congress."
Lawmakers Push Vote on Spending Bill; SEC Funding Boosted
Lawmakers avert shutdown with a deal late Tuesday, but critics call it a “stealth attack on financial reform.”
SEC Taking ‘Deep Dive’ at Accredited Investor Definition
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White says that the agency will take a “deep dive” into how to revise its decades-old accredited investor definition.
Fiduciary September and What’s Possible
What we learned during Fiduciary September from John Bogle, John Taft, Barbara Roper, Troy Paredes and Robert Plaze.
Roper Urges SEC Chief to Move on Fiduciary With Split Vote
Chairwoman Mary Jo White “gives every impression” that a uniform fiduciary rulemaking is “a personal priority for her,” says consumer advocate Barbara Roper.
What's Next for the Fiduciary Standard?
While the industry awaits a decision by the SEC on whether it will move forward with a uniform fiduciary rule for brokers and advisors, fiduciary advocates will engage this month in a debate about the importance of the two fiduciary rulemakings being considered by the SEC and the DOL.
DOL Fiduciary Survey ‘Bogus,’ Advocate Warns Lawmakers
Foes of a revised DOL fiduciary rule are using a survey showing a harmful impact to win senators to their side, an industry official says.
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.