Advisors Brace for More Exams in 2014; DOL ‘Game Changer’ on Horizon
Some industry officials question whether the SEC can deliver on its promise to boost the number of advisor exams in the new year.
Will the SEC Create Two Kinds of Fiduciaries?
The debate rages on about what Dodd-Frank said the SEC could — or could not — do in writing a fiduciary rule for brokers.
SEC Mulls Including Advisors as ‘Accredited’ Investors
"Professional certifications ... are among the possible supplemental or alternative criteria for qualifying as an accredited investor," says SEC Chief White.
Beware a Fiduciary ‘Wild West’: ASPPA Chief
ASPPA CEO Brian Graff lays out two hot issues to watch: DOL's coming fiduciary proposal and the growing specter of state-run retirement plans.
How the SEC Plans to Be ‘Everywhere’
Despite limited resources, the agency is leveraging its strengths to zero in on advisors’ smallest infractions.
Bill Would Force DOL to Let SEC Fire First on Fiduciary
The House Financial Services Committee plans to mark up a bill introduced Wednesday that would require the DOL to wait 60 days to publish its fiduciary rule after the SEC has released its own measure.
House Measure to Slow Fiduciary Rulemaking Poses Little Threat: Industry Officials
A discussion draft introduced Thursday designed to stymie efforts by the SEC and DOL to craft fiduciary rules will prove to be of little consequence, fi360's Duane Thompson and other experts said.
SEC Comings and Goings: Canellos, Ceresney Named Co-Heads of Enforcement
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White has named her former colleague Andrew Ceresney and acting enforcement director George Canellos co-directors of the enforcement division.
SEC, DOL Must Collaborate on ‘Overlapping’ IRA Fiduciary Standards: Attorney Mason
The failure of the SEC and DOL to collaborate on their “overlapping” fiduciary rules on IRA advice will render the SEC’s current cost-benefit analysis worthless, says Kent Mason of Davis & Harman.
White Sworn In as SEC Chief; Walter, Paredes Likely Leaving SEC Soon
Interim Chairwoman Elisse Walter will remain at the agency as a commissioner, but it doesn't look like she'll be there for long, David Tittsworth of IAA said.