10 Scariest States Ranked by Pension Promises
If the nation had an actuary-in-chief examining state pension systems, he'd have to declare the state of the states “bleak.”
Lawmakers Air Concerns About DOL Fiduciary Redraft
Lawmakers air concerns about the upcoming DOL fiduciary redraft release, lay out plans to ensure next Congress keeps the current retirement planning tax incentives intact
DOL to Hold January Hearing on Credit Suisse’s Retirement Plan Manager Status
DOL to hold public hearing to discuss QPAM status after Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Ticket-Brokering Pump-and-Dump Scheme Halted
Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith was censured and fined by FINRA on two separate issues.
Schwab, Fidelity Stop Sales of Schorsch-Led Nontraded REITs
The custodial firms join a growing number of broker-dealers abandoning American Realty Capital and Cole products after an accounting scandal.
Schorsch Unit Draws State Regulator’s Scrutiny
Massachusetts’ William Galvin begins investigation of Realty Capital Securities’ nontraded REIT sales.
Schorsch’s Own Cetera Halts Cole REIT Sales
ARCP accounting scandal "has tarnished the entire Schorsch brand," consultant Mark Elzweig says, and Cetera parent RCAP is trying to limit the damage.
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
Valliere: Despite Victory, Republicans Shouldn’t Think Voters Love Them
Strategist Greg Valliere cautioned that the midterms were a referendum on Obama, not the GOP, and discussed what he said were six big political myths.
Why NASAA Is Leading the Charge Against Elder Fraud
At least one-third of the enforcement actions initiated by state securities regulators involve senior investors, and NASAA is tackling the issue head on.