DOL Shouldn't Rubber-Stamp Waivers for Guilty Banks, Democrats Say
Sen. Warren and others want DOL to hold a hearing on waivers requested by four megabanks to remain “qualified professional asset managers” despite guilty pleas.
SIFMA, FSR Propose ‘Uniform Best Interests’ Standards for BDs
SIFMA’s CEO, Ken Bentsen, says its legal standard would protect investors and avoid “separate and inconsistent” fiduciary policymaking at DOL and SEC.
The 2015 Broker-Dealer Presidents Poll
Broker-dealer presidents are fierce competitors, and while they may cooperate in areas of advocacy—as they do notably as members of the Financial Services Institute—they all want nearly the same representatives.
The 2015 Broker-Dealers Reference Guide
Over the 35-year history of Investment Advisor, the brokerage industry has seen monumental changes.
The SEC ‘Hasn't Been Doing Its Job for a Long Time’: Brian Hamburger
In a wide-ranging session at the Envestnet Advisor Summit in Chicago in early May, MarketCounsel's Brian Hamburger argued that one of the main regulatory and compliance issues facing advisors is the regulators themselves.
Marv Tuttle: FPA’s Guiding Light—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Marv Tuttle reared the Financial Planning Association through its childhood and adolescence—and its seminal lawsuit against the SEC.
Talk of FINRA as Advisor SRO Rears Its Head Again
A Republican on the House Financial Services Committee said at FINRA's annual conference that he would "explore" legislation to give FINRA advisor exam authority.
FINRA’s Ketchum Blasts DOL Fiduciary Plan; White House Says ‘Work With Us’
FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum talked at the regulator's conference about what's wrong with the DOL plan and offered an alternative approach to putting customers first.
3 Reasons to Avoid an IRA Rollover
Advisors need to brush up on the technical aspects of 401(k) rollovers, which are not always in clients' best interests.
Can Anyone Make Your Retirement Money Last for Life?
The race is on for a product to help prevent retirees from running out of money without the drawbacks of annuities.