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.
DOL to Delay Fiduciary Redraft Release Until January
Labor Secretary Perez told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that the redrafting of the fiduciary proposal “has been slowed down at my direction significantly.”
SEC's Gallagher: Fiduciary Debate Is Unfair
Daniel Gallagher, one of the Securities and Exchange Commission's two Republican commissioners, has been very vocal as of late regarding his belief that the agency doesn't need to write a rule to put brokers under a fiduciary mandate.
Harvey Pitt’s Solution to SEC’s RIA Exam Shortfall
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White says third-party exams are a “creative idea,” but there are “a number of issues.” Ex-Chairman Pitt offers one solution.
Gallagher: SEC Fiduciary Rule Won’t ‘Stave Off’ DOL Redraft
“Folks have … said do a rulemaking because it will stave off Labor. I don’t like rulemaking to stave off other people,” says SEC's Gallagher.
SEC’s Gallagher: Fiduciary Debate Biased Against Brokers
The debate is “not fair right now” because there is much more exam data on brokers than on advisors, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher told ThinkAdvisor.
SEC Ripped Over Analyses of Rules by Mercatus Study
Before retooling its analyses in 2012, the SEC “often ignored important alternatives that should be obvious to an expert agency,” says a Mercatus Center paper.
White, Borzi and Legislators Focus on Fiduciary
Less than a month apart, the women behind the crafting of fiduciary rulemakings at the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission made some definitive comments about their respective proposals.