DOL Set to Issue Final Fiduciary Rule
Even before the mid-August hearings at DOL headquarters, Labor Secretary Tom Perez confirmed: A final rule will be issued once the comment period expires.
DOL Tackles Key Fiduciary Plan Proposals at Hearings
First round of DOL hearings prompts discussions on Best Interest Contract Exemption, mandatory arbitration as well as whether the proposed plan would spur lawsuits.
Judge Dismisses Camardas’ Case Against CFP Board
The Board is pleased that the case was dismissed based on “deficient legal claims without the need for a trial,” stated CFP Board's Mohrman-Gillis.
Why Aren’t CFPs Always Subject to a Fiduciary Standard?
The CFP Board's rules on the matter are hard to discern, owing in no small part to essential details appearing separately in three different places.
Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women in the Industry
Pershing's Kim Dellarocca, consultant Angie Herbers and others on how to boost the number of female advisors.
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.