Obama Names SEC’s Walter as Schapiro’s Replacement
While Elisse Walter, an SEC commissioner, was selected by President Obama to succeed Schapiro, industry officials speculated that Walter will serve as an acting chairman until the president selects a permanent chairman at a later date.
In Shakeup, FPA Outsources Washington Lobbying Efforts
Restructuring is part of an overall plan to focus on planner group’s strategic vision being put in place by new CEO Lauren Schadle.
Obama vs. Romney on Regulation: DOL Fiduciary DOA? Yes or No to SRO? Borzi Gets Boot?
While the regulatory and legislative landscapes remain sketchy until after the election, industry officials say there are some sure bets advisors can count on.
Fiduciary Rule Could Be Years Away: Industry Experts
Knut Rostad, president of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, told AdvisorOne on Wednesday that regulators will most likely "continue to punt" the fiduciary issue.
Dodd-Frank: Here to Stay
If Republicans “run the table in this year’s elections, it is certainly possible that some of the more controversial provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act may be revisited,” said David Tittsworth, executive director of the Investment Adviser Association (IAA) in Washington.
Fate of Dodd-Frank Likely Rests in Election Results
With the two-year anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act on July 21, industry officials are weighing in on the law’s progress.
SRO Bill May See July Vote; SEC Gets Glint of Hope for Extra Funds
Despite the fact that a late June markup of Rep. Spencer Bachus’ SRO bill was delayed, he still “intends to move the bill forward through committee,” says Dan Barry of FPA.
New Year, New Fiduciary Rule?
While SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro said in mid-December comments first reported on Bloomberg that the agency would issue a proposed fiduciary rule this year, she also stated in the Bloomberg interview that a fiduciary rule proposal will be “business model neutral” and allow brokers working with retail investors to sell...
Reaction to Schapiro Comments on Fiduciary Rule Are Quick and Varied
Bloomberg reports SEC chairman considering “business model neutral” rule that retains proprietary products, commissions; Evensky, Tittsworth, Brown and Barry respond.
SRO Bill May Arrive This Fall
Lawmakers and industry officials debated the merits in mid-September of whether there should be a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for advisors, and at least one industry official says to expect SRO legislation from the House this fall.