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.
House Seeks 6-Month Halt on SIFI Designations
House Financial Services will vote Thursday on a bill that would bar the FSOC from designating any financial institution as systemically significant for six months.
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.
What Makes a Nonbank SIFI? GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers
“Both FSB and FSOC appear to take a ‘we-know-it-when-we-see-it’ approach” to identifying systemically risky firms, the House Republicans say in a letter.
House Passes Bill to Rein In CFPB
The bill replaces the director with a bipartisan board and cuts bureau workers’ pay; Senate support for the measure is unclear.