Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
SEC Chief White Pushes Back on Advisor Audits
White tells Financial Services Committee that a reallocation of resources from BD coverage to advisors would ‘not be advisable.’
Lawmakers Push Vote on Spending Bill; SEC Funding Boosted
Lawmakers avert shutdown with a deal late Tuesday, but critics call it a “stealth attack on financial reform.”
GOP Blasts User Fees Plan, Tells SEC to Boost Exams Now
Reps. Hensarling and Garrett give SEC Chairwoman White a Dec. 5 deadline to detail how agency will reallocate resources.
New Hire Roundup: John Mendez Nominated to Be SIPC Chairman
In another personnel move, Craig Anzlovar has joined Pioneer Investments as fixed income client portfolio manager.
DOL to Hold January Hearing on Credit Suisse’s Retirement Plan Manager Status
DOL to hold public hearing to discuss QPAM status after Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
Tax Extenders Bill in Jeopardy as Debt Limit Looms
“No one has any idea how to pay for that,” one analyst says.
CFPB Should Boost Consumer Data Protections: GAO
Republican lawmakers say that the CFPB is overstepping its boundaries with "unwarranted" and "unwelcome" intrusion into personal consumer information.
What's Next for the Fiduciary Standard?
While the industry awaits a decision by the SEC on whether it will move forward with a uniform fiduciary rule for brokers and advisors, fiduciary advocates will engage this month in a debate about the importance of the two fiduciary rulemakings being considered by the SEC and the DOL.