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.
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.
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 Chief: Advisor Exam Crunch Is a ‘Serious’ Investor Protection Issue
SEC chief White tells senators the current 10% advisor exam rate is cause for "great concern" and discusses fiduciary rules.
Former IAA President and CEO Tittsworth to Join Ropes & Gray
Former longtime president and CEO of IAA will join Ropes & Gray LLP’s investment management practice in June.
TD Ameritrade’s Schweiss Named Fiduciary of the Year
Past winners include David Tittsworth, W. Scott Simon, Ron Rhoades and Eugene Maloney.
IAA Names Grohowski General Counsel
He will replace IAA's longtime general counsel, Karen Barr, who became the association’s new president and CEO in November.
GOP Blasts User Fees Plan, Tells SEC to Boost Exams Now
Reps. Hensarling and Garrett give SEC Chairwoman White a Dec. 5 deadline to detail how agency will reallocate resources.
White Promises ‘Clarity’ on Fiduciary
While SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said in mid-November that the agency had not yet decided “whether to do something or what to do” regarding a fiduciary rulemaking, White said she planned to provide “clarity” as to her position regarding a uniform fiduciary rule in the “short term.”
What a GOP Senate Takeover Means for Dodd-Frank, CFPB, User Fees
AEI's Peter Wallison and others weigh in on what advisors can expect now that Republicans have dominated the midterms.