One of the undisputed benefits of possessing great wealth is that you control your life more than those less blessed. One of the undisputed roles...
Let's all take a deep breath
Things are not nearly as bad as the hype, and May saw a number of indicators that point to recovery. More and more analysts believe...
Since the leaders of the Investment Advisor Broker/Dealers of the Year last met with the IA editorial team for an intense roundtable, in August 2007,...
What Will the Future Ranks of FAs Look Like?
The U.S. subprime mortgage meltdown. The ongoing credit crunch. Volatile markets. The Bush administration's rethinking of the nation's regulatory blueprint for financial services companies. Talk...
News from the regulatory front - Paulson to slay sacred cows (or should we say bulls)?
From The Wall Street Journal: "The Bush administration's plan to remodel the patchwork system of U.S. financial regulation, built piecemeal since the Civil War, is...
Donohue on the Rand Report & Paulson
The SEC has a number of initiatives on its plate this year that could make advisors' lives easier, or not. For instance, advisor regulation will...
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's Blueprint for a massive overhaul of the financial services regulatory structure, which he unveiled March 31, is already sparking much debate...
Over the past five years, the focus has shifted for the independent advice community, a shift that has been reflected in the IA 25, our...
Kanjorski Calls for Federal Insurance Agency
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pennsylvania), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee's Capital Markets Subcommittee, said at a hearing on financial services reform April 16 that he plans to introduce legislation today that will create an interim federal oversight agency, the Office of Insurance Information, within the U.S. Treasury Department.
FPA Calls for Big Regulatory Reform in Treasury Letter
In a long, comprehensive comment letter filled with references to the history of financial regulation in the United States, the Financial Planning Association told the...