ERISA’s Midlife Crisis
On ERISA's 40th birthday, a growing chorus of voices say the landmark retirement income security law needs an overhaul.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms, in the public square, what fiduciary advice means for investors, and how brokerage lobbyists so misunderstand it.
Ex-LPL Broker to Pay $1.9M in Fraud Case
At least seven Georgia investors were affected by Blake Richards' schemes, the SEC says.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Citi Global Markets Fined $2 Million
In another action, an investor relations firms exec was charged with insider trading.
Schwab-Morgan Broker Battle Is ‘Tricky’: Expert
FINRA has wrapped up its ruling, but arguments over who owns client information when advisors switch firms continue.
Treasury’s Crime Unit Floats New Customer ID Rules for BDs, Mutual Funds
Meanwhile, FinCEN continues to work with the SEC on anti-money laundering rules for advisors.
6 Steps to Complying With SEC Email Regulations
Hiring a vendor to capture and archive emails within your advisory firm is the beginning, not the end, of complying with SEC rules and regs.
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
FINRA Fines on Pace to Approach Financial Crisis Levels, Led by ‘Supersized’ Fines
Fines imposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in 2014 are poised to far outpace those reported by the regulator in 2013, according to an analysis released Aug. 1 by the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Independent)?
There are a lot of issues to consider before making the move from a wirehouse or bank to an independent advisor.