Republicans Get Tough With SEC Over User Fees
Industry trade groups remain steadfast in their bid to secure more backers of a bipartisan user-fees bill.
SEC Needs More Funding to ‘Solve’ Advisor Exam Deficiency
While there “may be ways” that the SEC can reallocate its existing resources to accommodate a higher advisor exam rate, the SEC “cannot solve this [exam deficiency] problem without additional resources from Congress."
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.
SEC Chief White Pushes Back on Advisor Audits
White tells Financial Services Committee that a reallocation of resources from BD coverage to advisors would ‘not be advisable.’
SEC's White Vows to Get Tougher on Mutual Funds
"Liquidity management and the use of derivatives in mutual funds and ETFs are two key areas of focus" for SEC staff, Chairwoman White says.
SEC Pushes to Test Effectiveness of Investor Disclosures
“We should formulate a plan to incorporate thorough investor testing into as many of our projects as possible,” SEC Commissioner Kara Stein said.
GOP Blasts User Fees Plan, Tells SEC to Boost Exams Now
Reps. Hensarling and Garrett give SEC Chairwoman White a Dec. 5 deadline to detail how agency will reallocate resources.
‘Faulty’ Analysis Could Torpedo an SEC Fiduciary Rule: Advocates
SEC’s analysis on a fiduciary rule must be “thorough and well-reasoned,” as a “faulty analysis could doom or further delay” prospects for reform.
White Promises ‘Clarity’ on Fiduciary
While SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said in mid-November that the agency had not yet decided “whether to do something or what to do” regarding a fiduciary rulemaking, White said she planned to provide “clarity” as to her position regarding a uniform fiduciary rule in the “short term.”
The SEC Is Broken
A decades-old law and the origin of new commissioners stymies consensus building and rulemaking at the Securities and Exchange Commission.