Kotlikoff: Investors at Risk of Wipeout, SIPC a Fraud
Economist Laurence Kotlikoff says all Americans should close their brokerage accounts immediately because of what he calls a massive insurance scam by the SIPC.
Janet Yellen: Same as the Old Fed Boss? The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Some have wondered if Yellen’s tenure as the Fed’s chairwoman will simply be a continuation of her predecessor’s.
IA 25 2014: The Regulators and Advocates—Slideshow
Who’s more influential than the people crafting the laws advisors and brokers have to work by?
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
The Election and Advisors: FPA’s Dan Barry Reports, and Predicts
Looking at next year’s advocacy agenda for FPA, much depends on the election and who is placed in key positions. A rundown of the big issues for planners, and what different election scenarios mean for those issues.
Going for Gold: Rep. Bachus Wins the Prize for Fuzzy Thinking on RIA SRO
Congressman Bachus’ WSJ piece on the benefits of an SRO for advisors sets what might be a world record for faulty assumptions, wrong conclusions and inaccuracies.
Rep. Bachus Tells Advisors to Police Themselves
Federal regulators “whose job is to enforce the law and protect investors from bad actors, often had no clue."
The Next Congress
This year’s congressional elections hold considerable potential to reshuffle power on Capitol Hill.
Bachus’ SRO Bill: An Opening to Keep Independent Advice Alive?
Fi360’s Kristina Fausti delivers the good news-bad news message on Spencer Bachus’ draft SRO bill. Will Republicans protect small businesses, like advisory firms?