For Once, Two Certainties in D.C.: New SEC Commissioners, DOL Fiduciary Rule
The New Year — yes, I’m talking about 2016 already — will bring with it two certainties: A final fiduciary rule will be unveiled and new commissioners will arrive at the SEC.
Firms Must Report CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Under New SEC Rule
The “controversial, contentious” rule garnered a whopping 287,400 comment letters, SEC Chairwoman White said.
SEC’s Gallagher Doubts DOL’s Willingness to Listen
The proposed fiduciary rule is based on a "misguided notion" that fee-based compensation is always superior, the commissioner says.
The SEC and FINRA Proclaim: Trust No One!
Our industry doesn't deserve to be painted by regulators with the lowest common denominator. Case in point: the SEC actions against CCOs
SEC Floats Compensation Clawback Rules
SEC seeks comments on rules that would require companies to “claw back” incentive-based executive compensation that later is shown to have been awarded in error.
Familiar Face Returns to SEC as Two Commissioners Plan Exit
A familiar face with deep roots on Wall Street has returned to the Securities and Exchange Commission to help the agency draft its fiduciary rulemaking just as two agency commissioners are planning to exit.
Mercatus’ Peirce Said to Be Leading Candidate for SEC Seat
Hester Peirce, a fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, is the leading candidate to replace Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, sources say.
SEC Wants Big Form ADV Changes
The SEC has approved a plan to require advisors to provide more data on separately managed accounts, branch offices and social media on Form ADV.
SEC’s Gallagher, Aguilar to Depart as Agency Crafts Fiduciary ‘Term Sheet’
Two commissioners are planning to exit as the agency drafts a term sheet on what a fiduciary rule should look like.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.