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.
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.
GOP Lawmakers: DOL Should Wait Its Turn on Fiduciary
SEC, not DOL, is the agency responsible for writing fiduciary rules for broker-dealers, the Senate and House appropriations chairmen tell the White House.
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: February 2015
How economics nerds celebrate Valentine's Day, what Janet Yellen must really think of Audit the Fed, and more highlights from the Twittersphere this month.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.