SEC Starts Exam Sweep of Never-Examined Advisors
Exams will target advisors registered for at least three years, excluding private fund advisors, and focus on areas "most important to protecting investors."
IAA’s Tittsworth to Step Down
Providing a year’s notice will give “ample opportunity for the IAA Board ... to identify my successor,” David Tittsworth said.
Ken Fisher Warns, Industry Responds: What Happens to RIAs in 10 Years?
Ken Fisher is bullish on 2014’s market and economy but decidedly bearish on the future of RIAs.
You Can Leave Your Hat(s) On: Two Fiduciary Standards?
Creating two fiduciary standards would do nothing to reduce the current state of investor confusion; the real losers would be retail investors.
Will the SEC Create Two Kinds of Fiduciaries?
The debate rages on about what Dodd-Frank said the SEC could — or could not — do in writing a fiduciary rule for brokers.
SEC Mulls Including Advisors as ‘Accredited’ Investors
"Professional certifications ... are among the possible supplemental or alternative criteria for qualifying as an accredited investor," says SEC Chief White.
Beware a Fiduciary ‘Wild West’: ASPPA Chief
ASPPA CEO Brian Graff lays out two hot issues to watch: DOL's coming fiduciary proposal and the growing specter of state-run retirement plans.
Asset Managers as SIFIs? No Way, Trade Groups Say
SIFMA and the IAA called on the Treasury to withdraw its report on asset managers' systemic importance, calling it biased and inaccurate.
How the SEC Plans to Be ‘Everywhere’
Despite limited resources, the agency is leveraging its strengths to zero in on advisors’ smallest infractions.
Number of RIAs Jumps Slightly Despite Registration Switch
IAA and NRS report finds that the total RIA count rose slightly from last July despite the switch to state registration.