White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
Time for Broker Crackdown as Abuses Cost Retirement Savers Billions: Obama Aide
A leaked White House memo estimates the cost to 401(k) savers of broker practices like excessive trading and calls for tighter rules.
Obama’s State of the Union Financial Proposals Draw Praise, Criticism
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in on Obama's plans, or lack thereof, on cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, taxes and entitlement reform.
SIFMA Blasts Proposed Financial Transaction Tax
SIFMA is criticizing Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s just-released tax reform plan, which calls for a financial transaction tax.
DOL Urged to Hold Off on Proposed Fee Guide
A group of business organizations turned up the heat this week in its campaign against a proposed DOL fee disclosure guide.
SEC Needs More Funding to ‘Solve’ Advisor Exam Deficiency
While there “may be ways” that the SEC can reallocate its existing resources to accommodate a higher advisor exam rate, the SEC “cannot solve this [exam deficiency] problem without additional resources from Congress."
Investors Say No to FINRA’s CARDS Plan
"Data from this survey reveals that investors have serious concerns about the CARDS proposal and the risks such a system could pose to their privacy," says SIFMA CEO Bentsen.
SIFMA Chief Slams CARDS Plan
At a press briefing, SIFMA President and CEO Ken Bentsen Jr. didn't mince words when it came to FINRA's controversial data collection plan.
FINRA Responds to SIFMA's Latest Critiques of Proposed Data System
Industry trade groups raise fresh concerns with latest plan to collect broker-dealer account data through Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System.
Fiduciary Rule Among SEC’s 2015 Priorities
The SEC plans to evaluate staffers' recommendation to consider a uniform fiduciary standard, among other Dodd-Frank related matters.