DOL Advances State-Based Retirement Plan Rule
DOL has filed with OMB its proposed rule designed to make it easier for states to offer retirement plans without running afoul of ERISA.
Sen. Warren Slams SEC Chief for ‘Broken Promises’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lambasted SEC Chairwoman White in a 13-page letter about her “broken promises” of agency action on major consumer protection issues.
‘Huge, Nasty Morning After’ Coming for Markets: Stockman
The Fed has reflated a bubble, which spells trouble for stock and bonds, former OMB head David Stockman says on CNBC.
Should DOL Extend Comment Period on Fiduciary Rule?
More than a dozen trade associations think it should, but others would prefer that the agency get on with it.
DOL Releases Fiduciary Plan
The DOL's long-anticipated, controversial redraft of its rule to redefine fiduciary for retirement plans is now out for public comment.
Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
IRI: VA Summary Prospectus Rule From SEC May Finally Be Coming
IRI, the annuity trade group, also sees the DOL's fiduciary plan advancing in early April.
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.
All Eyes on SEC Chief to Move Fiduciary Forward, FINRA’s Ketchum Says
Meanwhile at SIFMA's regulatory conference, the Wall Street lobby released a study challenging the White House's claim that conflicted advice costs investors $17 billion annually.
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.