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.
SEC User Fees the Answer to Exam Budget Crunch: Investor Advocate
SEC investor advocate Rick Fleming called on Congress to pass a user fees bill, saying investors faced “substantial risk” from unexamined advisors.
DC Update on SEC User Fees, an SRO and Third-Party Exams
It will be difficult to enact any legislation in this Congress, but I predict that the RIA user fee bill will gain co-sponsors, including Republicans.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
Barney Frank Cheers FSOC for Role in Money Market Fund Overhaul
Before a House committee, Barney Frank commented on several controversial aspects of his namesake financial reform law, including one that makes him "nervous."
MetLife SIFI Designation Imminent
In designating MetLife at this time, the FSOC would be ignoring the House Financial Services Committee.
Dodd-Frank’s FSOC Under Fire as Americans Push for Wall Street Crackdown
Just as a poll shows Americans back tough regulations on Wall Street, regulators and lawmakers continue to sharply criticize the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Barney Frank to Testify on Dodd-Frank’s Impact 4 Years On
Former Rep. Barney Frank will testify Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on his namesake Dodd-Frank Act’s impact.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
GOP Blocks SEC User Fees From Spending Bill
House Republicans rejected Rep. Maxine Waters’ attempt to amend an appropriations bill by adding her user-fees legislation to help boost advisor exams.