The Dumbing Down of the Financial Services Industry’s Future
American education is in crisis, and the effects will be felt by the advisory industry.
Dodd-Frank: Four Years Later
As the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act's passage into law hit in late July, regulators and lawmakers aired their opinions about how the financial reform law is working—or not.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
SEC on a Dodd-Frank ‘Death March’: Gallagher
The SEC has been on a “death march” to finish Dodd-Frank rulemakings unrelated to its core mission, SEC Commissioner Gallagher said Wednesday.
Are Boomers Headed for Retirement Disaster?
Michael Finke crunches the numbers — and assesses the wild cards — of the retirement savings problem.
SEC Fiduciary Rule Unlikely in Dodd-Frank’s Third Year of Life
Advisors, including Harold Evensky, and industry officials are increasingly pessimistic that the year will bring a uniform fiduciary rule. However, the first designation of an asset management firm as systemically important could be coming soon.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Most Common FINRA Complaint
While attending the last in a series of events to celebrate what the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard christened as Fiduciary September, one comment stood out: The No. 1 compliant in FINRA arbitration cases is breach of fiduciary duty.
War of Borrowers Against Savers: News Analysis
When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced two weeks ago that the Fed expected to maintain its near-zero interest rate policy at least as long as the end of 2014, it was the latest salvo in our loose monetary regime’s increasing repression of savers.