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.
Funds as SIFIs Would Be ‘Too Burdened to Succeed’: ICI Chief
“It would not take much of a "SIFI premium" to increase the fees of these funds significantly,” says ICI's Paul Schott Stevens.
SEC’s Gallagher: Fiduciary Debate Biased Against Brokers
The debate is “not fair right now” because there is much more exam data on brokers than on advisors, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher told ThinkAdvisor.
What Makes a Nonbank SIFI? GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers
“Both FSB and FSOC appear to take a ‘we-know-it-when-we-see-it’ approach” to identifying systemically risky firms, the House Republicans say in a letter.
Skip Schweiss, TDA’s Advisor Sage: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Skip Schweiss has worked with advisors for 25 years. He understands their animus toward regulation, but says there’s a much bigger threat on the horizon.
SEC’s White Pleads for Advisor Exam Funds; Rep. Waters ‘Pushing Hard’ for User Fees Bill
In 2004, the SEC “had 19 examiners per trillion dollars in investment advisor assets under management,” says White. “Today, we have only eight.”
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.