Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
Two Other BD Issues Still Loom
The independent broker-dealer community has consistently and loudly derided the Department of Labor's on-again, off-again plan to redefine fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. In late October, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said the department continues to “reach out to stakeholders” regarding the redraft of its rule so that...
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
Perez: DOL Continues Fiduciary Redraft Outreach
DOL wants to “understand with granularity” stakeholders’ problems and concerns regarding the revised rule, the Labor secretary says.
FINRA Releases New Version of Controversial CARDS Plan
FINRA is "committed" to CARDS and plans to move ahead with further changes to BrokerCheck, said Susan Axelrod at the FSI Advisor Summit.
DOL Chief’s Potential Departure Wouldn’t Stop Fiduciary Plan
In the unlikely event Labor Secretary Perez replaced Holder as attorney general, "stalwarts" like Borzi would keep DOL’s fiduciary fires burning, observers said.
FSI Offers Disability, Term Life Insurance for Members
FSI is “offering true large group long-term disability coverage that’s not available on the open market,” said CEO Dale Brown.
BDs, Trade Groups Team Up to Clarify Murky BD Fees
FINRA, SIFMA and other groups, with LPL and other BDs, have joined forces to develop rules that ensure BDs’ fees are easily understood by investors.
FSI Taps Cetera, First Allied Exec as Vice Chairman
Adam Antoniades takes on a new role at FSI, while Richard Lampen of Ladenburg Thalmann gets a new title as well.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Opposed by 90% of FSI Advisors: FSI Poll
Advisors say the DOL should not redefine fiduciary under ERISA, according to an FSI poll. Most advisors also think the GOP will win the Senate.