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.
Mary Jo White: The 2014 IA 25 Extended Profile
"There are a number of ways" to impose a uniform fiduciary duty, the SEC chairwoman told ThinkAdvisor in an exclusive interview.
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
SEC to Seek More Input on Target-Date Fund Marketing Rules
SEC Chairwoman White addresses target-date fund proposal, predispute arbitration agreements and fiduciary rulemaking at CFA event.
Debunking Time: Fiduciary Duty Would be Good for (a Broker's) Business
The Financial Planning Coalition’s letter to the SEC debunks the securities industry’s current main objection that a fiduciary standard would cost too much for brokers.
SEC Gets an Earful From Advisors on Fiduciary Standard
Comments to the SEC from individual advisors—yes, most of them RIAs—call for one standardized fiduciary duty for all. Even Vanguard founder John Bogle weighed in.