Banks' Bad Rap Dampens Advisor Recruiting: SIFMA Panel
How to overcome bad publicity and recruit a new crop of advisors was a hot topic in a breakout session at SIFMA's annual meeting.
At Kickoff of Schwab Impact, Optimism Over the Government. Really.
Potomac Research Group’s Greg Valliere expects no repeat of the government shutdown fiasco, and lists three reasons why he’s optimistic about the government.
The Latest, Most Outrageous Attempt to Neuter Dodd-Frank
When you look at its provisions and assumptions, you've got to wonder how SIFMA got Rep. Wagner to get HR 2374 passed by the House.
Treasury Warns Debt Default Could Trigger 2008-Style Crisis
Treasury warned on the third day of the federal government shutdown that a default could shake the financial system to its core.
Government Shutdown Wars Return: 5 Reasons This Time Is Worse
Washington Analysis predicts that the prospect of a government shutdown this time around could “have a domino effect on the markets and investor confidence.”
FSI Backs Bill Requiring SEC Cost-Benefit Analysis
H.R. 1062 would require SEC to conduct cost-benefit analyses before instituting rules. The White House opposes the measure.
FINRA Up to Its Old Tricks With SRO Strategy Shift
FINRA's apparent strategic shift over an SRO for advisors to the Senate is the latest in a series of moves it's made over the decades to protect the brokerage model.
Fiscal Cliff – Bring It On: News Analysis
The issue is how Americans spend money, but rational analysis has been absent from our political discourse. Only pain will prompt appropriate aversion to consuming more than our resources allow.
Hope Dims for Fiscal Cliff Deal Before Christmas
A Christmas miracle on the fiscal cliff faltered after House Speaker John Boehner called an abrupt recess for the House, handing responsibility for a deal to President Obama and the Democrats.
After Obama Victory, How the New Government Is Shaping Up for Advisors: Updated
Some notable newcomers—Elizabeth Warren, for one—join Congress, which remains divided between the two parties as fiscal cliff, tax issues come to fore of national agenda. FPA and FSI's leaders and lobbyists weigh in on what's next.