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.
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 IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
Fiduciary Debate Turns to Impact on Investors
The latest debate over whether the SEC and the Department of Labor should issue fiduciary rules this year recently turned to whether investors could be harmed by DOL's rulemaking, or harmed by the lack of such a rulemaking by the SEC.
SEC’s Lack of Fiduciary Action Is Hurting Investors, Advocates Warn
In a letter to the SEC, a coalition provides evidence that advice to retail investors under a suitability standard is harmful.