Familiar Face Returns to SEC as Two Commissioners Plan Exit
A familiar face with deep roots on Wall Street has returned to the Securities and Exchange Commission to help the agency draft its fiduciary rulemaking just as two agency commissioners are planning to exit.
Mercatus’ Peirce Said to Be Leading Candidate for SEC Seat
Hester Peirce, a fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, is the leading candidate to replace Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, sources say.
Time to Reform FINRA: Mercatus Paper
A paper from the Mercatus Center's Hester Peirce argues that FINRA exhibits “a troubling independence from government, industry and the public.”
The SEC Is Broken
A decades-old law and the origin of new commissioners stymies consensus building and rulemaking at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SEC Ripped Over Analyses of Rules by Mercatus Study
Before retooling its analyses in 2012, the SEC “often ignored important alternatives that should be obvious to an expert agency,” says a Mercatus Center paper.
Obama vs. Romney on Regulation: DOL Fiduciary DOA? Yes or No to SRO? Borzi Gets Boot?
While the regulatory and legislative landscapes remain sketchy until after the election, industry officials say there are some sure bets advisors can count on.
SEC’s Gallagher Challenges Idea of FINRA as Advisor SRO
“Should FINRA be seeking to branch out into entirely new fields of responsibility, such as regulating investment advisors?” a commissioner asks.
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.