BD Execs: Clients Too Conservative, Putting Themselves at Risk
Panel led by Cetera CEO Larry Roth says investors are running scared, annuities are misunderstood and the industry is ready for a "Napster moment."
IRI: VA Summary Prospectus Rule From SEC May Finally Be Coming
IRI, the annuity trade group, also sees the DOL's fiduciary plan advancing in early April.
Will She or Won’t She? Mary Jo White and the Broker Fiduciary Standard
News of SEC Chairwoman White’s support for a broker fiduciary standard may be greatly exaggerated.
Sen. Shelby, NY Comptroller Enter Fiduciary Debate
The Senate Banking chairman says "We'll look at" DOL's fiduciary redraft. Meanwhile, the New York City comptroller pushes for a fiduciary law in the state.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
SEC Chief White: Fiduciary Rulemaking Just Getting Started
Any such rule is “still a 'whether' question," SEC chairwoman says, pointing out she is only "one of five votes" on the commission.
Evensky, in Reversal, Sees Annuities as Vital for Retirement
Evensky talks to ThinkAdvisor about why he changed his mind on annuities and why the notion that fiduciary advice will raise investor costs is “balderdash.”
BNY Mellon to Pay $714M for Bilking Forex Customers
Bank of New York Mellon will repay $84 million to customers it admitted to defrauding through its "standing instruction" foreign exchange trading program.
EBSA to Extend Window for Retirement Account Fee Disclosure
Providers of participant-directed individual retirement account plans like 401(k)s will have a two-month grace period to provide annual fee disclosures.
DOL’s Authority to Define Fiduciary Questioned
"Please explain to us how ERISA gives DOL jurisdiction over an individual’s relationship with a personal investment advisor,” said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.