Is a ‘Presence Exam’ in Your Future, RIA?
SEC exam chief Andrew Bowden said at a January hedge fund conference in New York that the agency's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations will use the “presence exams” that it used to audit newly registered private fund advisors on never-examined advisors in 2015.
Is There Really an Advisor Exam Problem?
Head scratching continues over what to do about boosting SEC advisor exams — or whether the supposed deficiency is just a political football.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
10 Worst Cities for Jobs: 2015
The job market is improving, but some areas are less fertile for employment than others.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Franklin Resources, Chairman Sued for $150M Over Long-Ago Stock Bequest
In another action, FINRA expelled a firm for stock manipulation and barred its CEO, who looted the firm to pay for tattoos and pet care.
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.
Commodities Drop to 12-Year Low as Oil Slumps Amid Global Glut
Oil prices are tumbling, but there's even more to the commodity story.
Mariner Acquires RIA Vantage Investment Advisors
Mariner Wealth Advisors expands its Northeast presence with acquisition of Pennsylvania-based RIA firm Vantage Investment Advisors.
6 Top Tax Changes for 2015
These are the major changes to the Internal Revenue Code taking effect in 2015.
Congress’ Call for SEC to Shift Resources: Dangerous Gambit
The implication is that the SEC has got all its other areas of responsibility so well under control that it ought to cut back there to keep a better eye on those rascally RIAs.