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.
Grieving Clients, Sensitive Advisors
Communication with the bereaved is an increasingly important advisory skill.
Friedman: Senate Control Within GOP’s Reach, but Tea Party Could Weaken Grasp
Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate and White House could fade if the party tilts too far right, says Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
8 Tax Evaders Who Should’ve Known Better
The lineup of tax dodgers includes a vice president, a U.S. treasurer and a federal judge.
House Passes $1.1 Trillion Government Budget
Lawmakers voted 359-67 to send the measure to the Senate, which is set to pass it later this week.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Default Averted
Federal employees began returning to work on Thursday after the legislation passed both houses of Congress late Wednesday and was signed into law by President Barack Obama just after midnight.
Industry Groups Fear Wagner Bill Will Stop SEC, DOL Fiduciary Rules in Their Tracks
The bill, which passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, was unlikely to be made into law but could have serious implications anyway, the groups said.
4 Tips for Paying Down Student Debt
Eleanor Blayney called the cycle of school-loan-job-debt the “catch-22 of the real world” in a blog post written for the CFP Board on Wednesday.
Sequestration Cuts Imminent; Government Shutdown Looms
As the nation braced for the $85 billion in sequestration cuts to kick in on March 1, Joe Lieber of Washington Analysis laid out the “numerous tools available” to blunt sequestration’s impact.