House Committee Votes to Block SIFI Designations
The two bills would effectively shutter the FSOC for a year, but analysts give them little chance of becoming law.
House Seeks 6-Month Halt on SIFI Designations
House Financial Services will vote Thursday on a bill that would bar the FSOC from designating any financial institution as systemically significant for six months.
Cybersecurity Crackdown: Where SEC, FINRA Will Strike
No matter the size of your firm, if your client data isn’t safe, you’re not safe from the SEC and FINRA.
IRS Says It Will Revise Rules on Political Nonprofit Groups
Following political uproar from many sides, agency said it will revise rules on 401(c)(4) groups before holding public hearings.
Top Cybersecurity Threats for BDs
Some of the biggest risks may come from inside your firm, Daniel Sibears of FINRA said.
Top Cybersecurity Threats for BDs, Advisors
At SEC’s cybersecurity roundtable, officials discussed the biggest risks to BDs and advisors and urged the SEC not to prescribe “rigid” rules.
Sales of Immediate Annuities Soar
Despite low interest rates, sales of immediate annuities hit a record $8.3 billion last year, LIMRA says.
Top 5 Issues Reshaping Retirement Planning in 2014
These are the biggest forces shaping the new reality of retirement. Be prepared.
Obama’s MyRA Plan Still Irks Some Retirement Planners
Reactions to the proposal ranged from "a step in the right direction" to missing the point to "a bad idea."
Yellen, Not Debt Ceiling Debate, to Spark Washington Fireworks
While Yellen will face tough critics Tuesday, analysts are optimistic that a debt limit bill will pass prior to the Feb. 27 deadline.