No, New Broker Rules Won't Strand Investors
In opposing DOL's proposed fiduciary rule on retirement advice, Wall Street is really arguing it would be too costly to provide non-conflicted advice. That's different from saying the rule would harm lower-income savers.
Are Changes Coming to FINRA Exams?
At SIFMA annual, CEO Richard Ketchum says FINRA is anonymously surveying brokers about its exam program.
Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Like ‘Shoveling Manure’: SEC’s Gallagher
The SEC won “the Dodd-Frank ‘booby prize,’ and we are still paying the price over four years later,” said SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher.
SEC's Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, Robert Plaze, the former deputy director of the agency's Division of Investment Management, said in September.
Wells Fargo Fined $5M Over Advisor’s Insider Trading, Altered Document
SEC says Wells Fargo Advisors was slow to release required compliance documents and "altered" one related to sales of Burger King stock.
FINRA’s Big-Brokerage Loyalty Revealed in New Bonus Plan: Lawyer
The proposal, which curtails mandatory disclosures, should "leave no doubt" where FINRA’s loyalties lie, lawyer Patrick Burns says; recruiter Jon Henschen argues disclosure is pointless.
SEC’s Uniform Fiduciary Rule Could ‘Haunt’ Advisors
Creating a uniform fiduciary duty rule for brokers and advisors is a “deeply flawed” concept, says former investment management deputy director Robert Plaze.
FINRA Mulls Revised Broker Bonus Plan
FINRA plans to consider a revised recruitment practices proposal that looks to omit the controversial retention deal aspect of the original plan.
3 Reasons New ETF Could Boost China, Germany Investment Ties
One of mainland China's largest fund managers is looking to the West with an ETF based on Germany’s DAX.
FINRA, SEC Enforcement: 6 Charged With Insider Trading on eBay Acquisition
Meanwhile, FINRA fines Edward Jones for unsuitable ETF recommendations.