SEC’s Schapiro to Step Down in December
After months of speculation that she would depart, Schapiro made it official Monday morning that she would depart the agency on Dec. 14; with a frontrunner emerging from Treasury Department.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Most Common FINRA Complaint
While attending the last in a series of events to celebrate what the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard christened as Fiduciary September, one comment stood out: The No. 1 compliant in FINRA arbitration cases is breach of fiduciary duty.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty No. 1 Complaint in FINRA Arbitration Cases
Experts including former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt and Ron Rhoades debated whether brokers should be held to the same fiduciary standard as advisors.
The Heat Rises on FINRA as Advisor SRO
Just as a government watchdog is pressuring the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to beef up its oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Congress is mulling whether to give FINRA the power to oversee advisors.
Rymer Named Interim IG at SEC
Rymer, who currently serves as inspector general of the FDIC, will serve as interim inspector general of the SEC until a permanent successor can be found.
The Client. The Client. The Client.
The last words of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s farewell speech at West Point went like this: “…when I cross the river, my last conscious thoughts will be of the Corps, the Corps, the Corps.”
At Bogle Event, Former SEC Chairmen Agree on Fiduciary Standard—With Caveats
Harvey Pitt, David Ruder, Arthur Levitt say brokers should have a fiduciary standard: SIFMA’s Ryan agrees.
Judge Blocks, Blasts SEC-Citigroup Settlement
Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Monday rejected a settlement negotiated between the SEC and Citigroup over a $1 billion mortgage fund and said that he could not determine whether the $285 million settlement was “fair, reasonable, adequate and in the public interest.”
New Hire Roundup: Dubois and Wassmann Join LPL; Jenks Goes to Putnam; Adams to EBRI
This week in new hires, Dubois and Wassmann join LPL; Stephen Jenks went to Putnam Investments; Nevin Adams joined EBRI; Donald L. McDonald became CEO at Prime Advisors; HighTower brought in Ann Rieder; and Barclays added 6 new advisors.
Top 4 Dodd-Frank Concerns as Law Enters Second Year
For advisors, four issues will take the spotlight as the Dodd-Frank reform bill enters its second year—fiduciary duty, an SRO for advisors, harmonization, and adequate funding for the SEC.