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.
Dodd-Frank: Four Years Later
As the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act's passage into law hit in late July, regulators and lawmakers aired their opinions about how the financial reform law is working—or not.
Some Money Market Funds Have to Be Honest With You
New SEC rules create a two-tier system: institutions get to know the cold hard truth about their investments' value, but individuals are still coddled.
SEC Warned to Halt Money Market Fund Rule Release
Financial Services Roundtable tells SEC to deal with money fund rule's "tax consequences" before moving ahead.
SEC on a Dodd-Frank ‘Death March’: Gallagher
The SEC has been on a “death march” to finish Dodd-Frank rulemakings unrelated to its core mission, SEC Commissioner Gallagher said Wednesday.
Rep. Waters Calls for Hearing on Advisor Exams
The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee wants a hearing on ways to boost advisor exams, including her user fees bill.
House Appropriations to Hold Wednesday Vote on SEC Budget
SEC Chairwoman White told lawmakers Obama's $1.7 billion budget would permit the SEC to increase advisor exams.
Advisory Industry Wants More Exams (and Will Pay for Them, Too)
On IAA's annual lobbying day, the industry has “a very unusual message" for Congress, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss told ThinkAdvisor.
SEC Should Shift Existing Funding to Boost Advisor Exams, IAA Says
The advisor advocacy group is “concerned about the potential disadvantages" of third-party exams compared to SEC examinations, says President David Tittsworth.
Public Pensions Hiding Trillions in Liabilities, SEC Commissioner Says
Lax governmental accounting standards that have allowed systemic underfunding of public pensions would amount to fraud in the private sector, SEC's Daniel Gallagher.