How Not to Conduct a Legitimate Study on DOL Fiduciary Costs
FSI/Oxford surveyed BD and clearing firm execs to get “cost estimates” for the DOL proposal, and then ran those “predictions” by other FSI member BDs.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Will Cost Firms $3.9 Billion: FSI Study
Projected startup costs range from $1.1 million to $16.3 million per firm, according to a study by FSI and Oxford Economics.
FINRA BrokerCheck Plan Gets More Flak
The IBD lobby wants clarity for indie reps, while NASAA wants the rule to include email signatures.
‘Dissident’ Candidate Elected to FINRA Board
Brian Kovack campaigned on the need to reform FINRA's arbitration process, exams and registration disclosures.
BDs Increasing Protection Against Cyber Breaches, Survey Finds
'Some firms have been the subject of benign incidents but haven’t realized it yet,' says Sutherland's Rubin.
FSI Pushes Investors to Weigh in on DOL Fiduciary With New Microsite
While FSI advisor members have been sending thousands of letters, the site will give retail investors "a voice in Washington," says FSI's Brown.
‘Dissident’ Candidate Vies for FINRA Board Seat
With FSI's endorsement, securities attorney Brian Kovack is running against FINRA's chosen candidate to push for "immediate reforms" in three areas.
FSI Tells Lawmakers Why DOL Fiduciary Plan Is U.N.W.O.R.K.A.B.L.E.
FSI "fact sheet" uses each letter in the word "unworkable" to explain the current DOL redraft’s faults.
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.
Dale Brown: Architect of FSI—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
In a short 11 years, the Dale Brown-led FSI has grown in membership and budget while staying focused on IBD advocacy.