What a GOP Senate Takeover Means for Dodd-Frank, CFPB, User Fees
AEI's Peter Wallison and others weigh in on what it will mean for advisors if Republicans dominate the midterm elections.
CFPB Should Boost Consumer Data Protections: GAO
Republican lawmakers say that the CFPB is overstepping its boundaries with "unwarranted" and "unwelcome" intrusion into personal consumer information.
DC Update on SEC User Fees, an SRO and Third-Party Exams
It will be difficult to enact any legislation in this Congress, but I predict that the RIA user fee bill will gain co-sponsors, including Republicans.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
Free Financial Advice? What Could Be Better for Consumers?
Excising the requirement that professionals act in clients’ best interests would make society much more efficient, and save the Treasury billions!
Barney Frank to Testify on Dodd-Frank’s Impact 4 Years On
Former Rep. Barney Frank will testify Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on his namesake Dodd-Frank Act’s impact.
Rep. Bachus Backs Waters' User-Fees Bill
Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., agreed Thursday to co-sponsor a bill to allow the SEC to collect user fees to help boost advisor exams.
GOP Blocks SEC User Fees From Spending Bill
House Republicans rejected Rep. Maxine Waters’ attempt to amend an appropriations bill by adding her user-fees legislation to help boost advisor exams.
Rep. Waters Calls for Hearing on Advisor Exams
The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee wants a hearing on ways to boost advisor exams, including her user fees bill.
House Committee Votes to Block SIFI Designations
The two bills would effectively shutter the FSOC for a year, but analysts give them little chance of becoming law.