Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
Sen. Shelby, NY Comptroller Enter Fiduciary Debate
The Senate Banking chairman says "We'll look at" DOL's fiduciary redraft. Meanwhile, the New York City comptroller pushes for a fiduciary law in the state.
SEC Chief White: Fiduciary Rulemaking Just Getting Started
Any such rule is “still a 'whether' question," SEC chairwoman says, pointing out she is only "one of five votes" on the commission.
New FINRA Broker Bonus Rule Out ‘Fairly Soon’: Ketchum
The FINRA CEO also told ThinkAdvisor at a SIFMA conference that "CARDS as it exists now is unlikely to move forward."
SEC Commissioners Rail Against Oppenheimer & Co. Waiver
SEC waiver throws away "valuable enforcement tools" and adopts a policy of "too-big-to-bar," says Rep. Maxine Waters.
SEC Would Hire 431 Under Obama’s 2016 Budget
The new hires would come in addition to the 105 examiners the SEC plans to hire in fiscal 2015.
Is There Really an Advisor Exam Problem?
Head scratching continues over what to do about boosting SEC advisor exams — or whether the supposed deficiency is just a political football.
After Obama Address, Battle Lines Are Drawn in Congress
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in with praise and criticism of issues raised in President Obama's mid-January State of the Union address, namely cybersecurity, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, taxes and entitlement reform.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.