House Panel to Keep SEC Budget Flat as Lobbyists Lose Hope on User Fees
The advisory industry needs “to move on to other [exam] options” like third-party audits and raising the AUM threshold for state-examined advisors, says TD's Schweiss.
Talk of FINRA as Advisor SRO Rears Its Head Again
A Republican on the House Financial Services Committee said at FINRA's annual conference that he would "explore" legislation to give FINRA advisor exam authority.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
Sen. Shelby, NY Comptroller Enter Fiduciary Debate
The Senate Banking chairman says "We'll look at" DOL's fiduciary redraft. Meanwhile, the New York City comptroller pushes for a fiduciary law in the state.
SEC Chief White Backs Fiduciary Rule for Brokers
Uniform fiduciary standard should be “codified principles-based and rooted in the current fiduciary standard for investment advisors,” Chairwoman Mary Jo White said at SIFMA event.
GOP Reps Demand Proof DOL Didn’t Go It Alone on Fiduciary
Lawmakers tell Secretary Perez to hand over SEC correspondence, but advocates say Congress’ efforts to stall the fiduciary redraft are futile.
Advisor Exam Changes Afoot: IAA’s Chief Lobbyist
IAA's Neil Simon says exam changes are coming for the same reason the DOL fiduciary rule won't languish at OMB: the political pressure is on.
SEC Would Hire 431 Under Obama’s 2016 Budget
The new hires would come in addition to the 105 examiners the SEC plans to hire in fiscal 2015.
GOP Thwarts Rep. Waters’ Effort to Add User-Fees Bill to Dodd-Frank Package
GOP lawmakers blocked the user-fees bill aimed for the Dodd-Frank rollback package that passed the House on Wednesday.
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.