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.
Harmonization Headache: Thornier Than Fiduciary?
The debate over the outcome of the SEC's fiduciary rule is bringing to light what could turn out to be an even more contentious issue: whether such a rule will include harmonizing advisor and broker rules.
Industry Groups Fear Wagner Bill Will Stop SEC, DOL Fiduciary Rules in Their Tracks
The bill, which passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, was unlikely to be made into law but could have serious implications anyway, the groups said.
Historic Moment as Planner Groups Voice Clear Support for Fiduciary Standard
In a letter to the SEC, the FInancial Planning Coalition and consumer groups make a cogent argument for why the SEC should impose the same standard for all advice givers.
Don’t Flub Fiduciary Rule, Groups Urge SEC
A broad group of organizations fears the SEC is headed toward proposing a watered-down fiduciary rule.
House Measure to Slow Fiduciary Rulemaking Poses Little Threat: Industry Officials
A discussion draft introduced Thursday designed to stymie efforts by the SEC and DOL to craft fiduciary rules will prove to be of little consequence, fi360's Duane Thompson and other experts said.
Without Fiduciary Rule Collaboration, Cost-Benefit Analysis ‘Worthless’
Comments have been flooding into the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the agency’s March 1 request for input on the costs and benefits of putting brokers under a fiduciary mandate.
SEC Comings and Goings: Canellos, Ceresney Named Co-Heads of Enforcement
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White has named her former colleague Andrew Ceresney and acting enforcement director George Canellos co-directors of the enforcement division.
Rep. Waters Reintroduces SEC User Fees Bill
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Friday made another go at allowing the SEC to collect user fees to fund advisor exams.
SEC, DOL Must Collaborate on ‘Overlapping’ IRA Fiduciary Standards: Attorney Mason
The failure of the SEC and DOL to collaborate on their “overlapping” fiduciary rules on IRA advice will render the SEC’s current cost-benefit analysis worthless, says Kent Mason of Davis & Harman.