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.
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.
SEC to Seek More Input on Target-Date Fund Marketing Rules
SEC Chairwoman White addresses target-date fund proposal, predispute arbitration agreements and fiduciary rulemaking at CFA event.
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.
Despite Recovery, Americans Still Struggle to Save
Americans are struggling to rebuild their savings after the recession, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
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.
More Advisor Exams? Not Under This SEC Budget, Advocates Say
CFP Board, CFA and others say the SEC's pledge to examine more advisors will be tough to fulfill with only a $29 million increase.
DOL Seen as First Mover on Fiduciary
The SEC will let the DOL move first in releasing its fiduciary redraft, which the DOL said won’t come until August, two industry officials predicted.