Sen. Shelby, NY Comptroller Enter Fiduciary Debate
The Senate Banking chairman says "We'll look at" DOL's fiduciary redraft. Meanwhile, the New York City comptroller pushes for a fiduciary law in the state.
Republicans Get Tough With SEC Over User Fees
Industry trade groups remain steadfast in their bid to secure more backers of a bipartisan user-fees bill.
SEC Chief White Pushes Back on Advisor Audits
White tells Financial Services Committee that a reallocation of resources from BD coverage to advisors would ‘not be advisable.’
GOP Blasts User Fees Plan, Tells SEC to Boost Exams Now
Reps. Hensarling and Garrett give SEC Chairwoman White a Dec. 5 deadline to detail how agency will reallocate resources.
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 Launches Cybersecurity Exams of BDs, Advisors
The SEC says it has launched cybersecurity-related exams of more than 50 registered broker-dealers and RIAs.
Fi360 Urges SEC to Consider Third-Party Advisor Exams
The Securities and Exchange Commission should revisit the idea of using third-party audits to boost the number of advisor exams in lieu of assessing user fees or appointing a self-regulatory organization to conduct such exams, says fi360.
Top Cybersecurity Threats for BDs, Advisors
At SEC’s cybersecurity roundtable, officials discussed the biggest risks to BDs and advisors and urged the SEC not to prescribe “rigid” rules.
fi360 Urges SEC to Consider Third-Party Advisor Exams
As user-fees bill and SRO options stall, fiduciary advocate fi360 suggests third-party compliance reviews.
SEC Gets 26% Funding Boost Under Obama’s 2015 Budget
Chief White praised the plan, but IAA's David Tittsworth said coming midterm election make the budget “even more irrelevant than in most other years.”