NAPFA Elects Linda Leitz as National Chairwoman
NAPFA tapped Leitz earlier than usual in the group's election cycle to add "continuity of leadership" as the group brings on a new CEO later in 2013.
FINRA Up to Its Old Tricks With SRO Strategy Shift
FINRA's apparent strategic shift over an SRO for advisors to the Senate is the latest in a series of moves it's made over the decades to protect the brokerage model.
FINRA Shifts SRO Fight to Senate, as House Effort Falters
With the House unlikely to pursue an SRO bill this year, FINRA has set its sights on the Senate to push a bill that would give FINRA the authority to become the SRO for advisors.
Fiscal Cliff Deal: ‘A Missed Opportunity’
While the fiscal cliff deal that was approved by the House and Senate on Jan. 1 was good news in that it sent the markets soaring and includes some changes that make financial planning easier, critics of the deal say that it fails to remedy the fiscal challenges that lie...
Emboldened Borzi Is Back
Bolstered by another four years in her position under a re-elected Obama administration, Phyllis Borzi is adamant that EBSA’s fiduciary rule will see the light of day this year.
Fiscal Cliff Deal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The fiscal cliff deal that was approved by Congress sent the markets soaring Wednesday, but lawmakers and industry officials were quick to weigh in with their opinions—positive and negative—on the deal.
Three Washington Heavyweights to Drive Advisor Agenda in ’13
Three key Washington heavyweights will have a crucial role in advisors’ lives next year: Elisse Walter, the new SEC chairman; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the incoming House Financial Services chairman; and Phyllis Borzi, at the DOL’s EBSA.
CFP Board Chairman Goldfarb’s Resignation Raises Questions
It was an unexpected—and shocking—announcement: Alan Goldfarb, chair of the CFP Board’s board of directors, resigned in early November along with two members of the Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC).
New Hire Roundup: Commonwealth Named as a Top Place to Work—Again
This week in new hires, Commonwealth Financial Network once again made the Boston Globe’s list of top places to work in Massachusetts; Ellen Turf announced she would depart NAPFA next year; and Intech announced a new hire and promotions.
Should Advisors Have to Disclose All Pressures to Maximize Revenues?
The fiduciary and broker bonus debate revisited, with the help of Ron Rhoades. Should RIAs have to disclose their salaries and bonuses?