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.
Rep. Waters Calls for Hearing on Advisor Exams
The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee wants a hearing on ways to boost advisor exams, including her user fees bill.
Garrett Brings NY Fed Into FSOC Issues
Rep. Scott Garrett is demanding that the New York Fed share with him any information it provides to the FSOC on nonbank SIFI designations.
NARAB II Bill Would Help Retirees Keep Advisor When Moving Out of State
IRI says there is unprecedented support for the bill, which would establish an insurance licensing clearinghouse for financial professionals operating in multiple states.
‘New Round’ of Fiduciary Feedback May Be Needed: SEC Markets Chief
Development of a list of fiduciary rulemaking possibilities "is still in process,” SEC's Stephen Luparello said.
House Committee Votes to Block SIFI Designations
The two bills would effectively shutter the FSOC for a year, but analysts give them little chance of becoming law.
House Seeks 6-Month Halt on SIFI Designations
House Financial Services will vote Thursday on a bill that would bar the FSOC from designating any financial institution as systemically significant for six months.
Advisory Industry Wants More Exams (and Will Pay for Them, Too)
On IAA's annual lobbying day, the industry has “a very unusual message" for Congress, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss told ThinkAdvisor.
Rep. McHenry Hopes to Restart Crowdfunding With New Bill
Proposed legislation is designed to increase amounts to be raised by crowdfunding and cut red tape while retaining investor protections.
SEC's Gallagher: Fiduciary Debate Is Unfair
Daniel Gallagher, one of the Securities and Exchange Commission's two Republican commissioners, has been very vocal as of late regarding his belief that the agency doesn't need to write a rule to put brokers under a fiduciary mandate.