Yellen Upbeat on Economy Amid GOP Attacks
Yellen rejects more oversight of Fed as House Republicans criticize her.
DOL Shouldn't Rubber-Stamp Waivers for Guilty Banks, Democrats Say
Sen. Warren and others want DOL to hold a hearing on waivers requested by four megabanks to remain “qualified professional asset managers” despite guilty pleas.
New Hire Roundup: MarketCounsel Hires 2 to Expand Business Growth
Meanwhile, the Financial Services Roundtable welcomed Chris Feeney as president of FSR’s technology division BITS.
Talk of FINRA as Advisor SRO Rears Its Head Again
A Republican on the House Financial Services Committee said at FINRA's annual conference that he would "explore" legislation to give FINRA advisor exam authority.
New Hire Roundup: NASAA Names Joseph Brady Executive Director
Meanwhile, TIAA-CREF announced that Derek Dorn has been named vice president of public policy and associate general counsel.
FINRA Chief to Testify in House
The House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee will question FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum on May 1. The controversial CARDS plan will be a likely topic.
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.