FINRA Shifts SRO Fight to Senate, as House Effort Falters
With the House unlikely to pursue an SRO bill this year, FINRA has set its sights on the Senate to push a bill that would give FINRA the authority to become the SRO for advisors.
Emboldened Borzi Is Back
Bolstered by another four years in her position under a re-elected Obama administration, Phyllis Borzi is adamant that EBSA’s fiduciary rule will see the light of day this year.
Three Washington Heavyweights to Drive Advisor Agenda in ’13
Three key Washington heavyweights will have a crucial role in advisors’ lives next year: Elisse Walter, the new SEC chairman; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the incoming House Financial Services chairman; and Phyllis Borzi, at the DOL’s EBSA.
NAPFA’s CFP-Only Stand: A Step in the Wrong Direction
A curious move, at a curious time, for purportedly, a curious reason, that is also a slap in the face to CPAs with the PFS credential.
NAPFA to Advisors: CFP Designation or Bust
NAPFA said Tuesday that it would only accept the CFP designation for people who applied to be NAPFA-registered financial advisors.
Hensarling Elected House Financial Services Chairman
As expected, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, was elected Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and will take over the reins in January from Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.
CFP Board Chairman Goldfarb’s Resignation Raises Questions
It was an unexpected—and shocking—announcement: Alan Goldfarb, chair of the CFP Board’s board of directors, resigned in early November along with two members of the Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC).
New Hire Roundup: Commonwealth Named as a Top Place to Work—Again
This week in new hires, Commonwealth Financial Network once again made the Boston Globe’s list of top places to work in Massachusetts; Ellen Turf announced she would depart NAPFA next year; and Intech announced a new hire and promotions.
NAPFA CEO Ellen Turf to Step Down Next Year
Turf's announcement comes on the heels of a shakeup on NAPFA’s board in August, when Ron Rhoades voluntarily resigned from his chairman-elect position due to a compliance violation.
To Thwart SRO Bill, Coalition Is Pressing for Senate User Fees Bill
Nystrom of NAPFA: the Financial Planning Coalition is 'seeing where our strengths are' in the Senate to ensure a user fees bill gets introduced in 2013.