Congress’ Call for SEC to Shift Resources: Dangerous Gambit
The implication is that the SEC has got all its other areas of responsibility so well under control that it ought to cut back there to keep a better eye on those rascally RIAs.
Top Portfolio Products: China Bond ETF From Global X
AssetMark adds donor-advised fund, while Franklin Templeton launches Social Security optimizer tool.
New Hire Roundup: John Mendez Nominated to Be SIPC Chairman
In another personnel move, Craig Anzlovar has joined Pioneer Investments as fixed income client portfolio manager.
New DOL Fiduciary Rule Before Obama Leaves Office? Maybe Not
The neverending speculation about when DOL might finally issue a redefined fiduciary standard came up once again this week at the SPARK Institute conference.
Robo-Advice ‘Not a Zero-Sum Game’ as Schwab Stomps Into Arena
Pershing conference speakers take a "wait-and-see approach" to Schwab’s new automated service; robo-advisors seen as threat to full-service brokers.
U.S. Pensions Pulling Back on Alts as Rest of World Piles In: Survey
The view on alternative investments is one of several areas where U.S. institutional investors diverge from those abroad, a study found.
Mobile Financial App Users More Likely to Report Big Returns: Fidelity
Plus, the majority say they do mobile investing and research in the bedroom or in front of the TV.
Schwab to Unleash No-Fee Robo-Giant
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios for retail investors has minimum of $5,000; will roll out early next year, followed by an RIA version.
SEC's Bowden: Ethical Standards More Important Than Policy, Procedures
Advisory firms striving for compliance “can’t be effective by merely having policy and procedures, even if tested,” the exam chief said.
Fidelity Names Abigail Johnson CEO to Succeed Father, Ned Johnson
Ned Johnson tells shareholders he will stay with Fidelity as chairman.