DOL’s Authority to Define Fiduciary Questioned
"Please explain to us how ERISA gives DOL jurisdiction over an individual’s relationship with a personal investment advisor,” said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.
DOL Has Worked ‘Very Closely’ With SEC on Fiduciary Plan: Perez
The Labor secretary told CNBC that DOL wants to create a "level playing field" for advisors that are already putting their clients' interests first.
GOP Reps Demand Proof DOL Didn’t Go It Alone on Fiduciary
Lawmakers tell Secretary Perez to hand over SEC correspondence, but advocates say Congress’ efforts to stall the fiduciary redraft are futile.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
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.
Fixing the Student Loan Crisis
I’m lucky. Unlike so many college students, I didn’t take out any student loans.
Recruiting Roundup: FAs Join Morgan Stanley, Depart for Baird
Meanwhile, Janney grabs advisors from Merrill Lynch and UBS.