Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women In the Industry
A 2012 report by the European Commission found companies with a gender-diverse board had a 42% higher return in sales, 66% greater return on invested capital and 53% higher return on equity.
CFP Board Hires Cranford as New Lobbyist
The CFP Board has beefed up its lobbying power by hiring Todd Cranford, who advised former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.
SRO Bill’s Redraft Hangs in Balance With Bachus to Leave House Panel’s Helm
House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus’ recent announcement that he will leave his post likely when a new Congress convenes could prompt him to move quickly in pushing through his committee a redraft of his SRO bill.
Frank Not Acting Like Lame Duck; No Fan of SRO Bill
Rep. Barney Frank, the straight-talking Massachusetts Democrat who serves as ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, announced in late November that he won’t seek re-election and plans to retire from Congress at the end of 2012.
Outlook 2012: Washington — Final Outcomes on Fiduciary, SRO?
The regulatory/legislative front will heat up in the New Year for advisors, with four issues taking center stage—the SEC and DOL's fiduciary rules, an SRO for advisors and the 'switching' of advisors.
SEC to Get $136M Increase Under New Spending Bill for 2012
Bipartisan deal to avert government shutdown includes $1.3 billion in funding for the SEC in 2012, but $25 million cut from Dodd-Frank reserve fund; extension of payroll tax cut still up in the air.
Barney Frank Tells AdvisorOne: No to Bachus’ SRO
A couple of days after announcing that he won’t seek re-election in 2012, Rep. Barney Frank, ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, told AdvisorOne on Thursday that he “doesn’t like” his committee chairman’s bill calling for an SRO for advisors.
At FPA San Diego, CFP Board Says 'Choice' Argument Against Fiduciary Standard Is ‘Baloney’
Board leadership says SEC should move forward with uniform fiduciary standard rulemaking; will expand public awareness campaign from print to NPR.
Draft Bill Calling for SRO for Advisors Introduced in House
The House Financial Services Committee on Thursday released a draft bill that would establish one or more self-regulatory organizations (SRO) to oversee investment advisors.
Top 4 Dodd-Frank Concerns as Law Enters Second Year
For advisors, four issues will take the spotlight as the Dodd-Frank reform bill enters its second year—fiduciary duty, an SRO for advisors, harmonization, and adequate funding for the SEC.