Raymond James Posts Record Revenues for Q2, but Profits Slip
Total number of advisors in the Private Client Group reached record 6,384, but assets grew faster than headcount.
DOL Not Budging on Fiduciary Rule Comment Period
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says that the current timeline, including a hearing and another chance to comment, is "a long time."
SIFMA, FSR Urge Passage of Cyber Sharing Bill
CISA would allow businesses and government "to quickly and effectively share critical information about cyber threats while ensuring privacy," the groups say.
BD Fees Confuse Investors: NASAA
“Investors are confused and unaware of how much their brokerage firm charges to serve and maintain their investment accounts,” NASAA President William Beatty said.
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.
SEC's White Supports Fiduciary Rule for Brokers, Third-Party Audits
While many in the industry are applauding SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White's declaration that she will push to ensure the agency extends a fiduciary rule for brokers, concerns remain that such a rule will be a long time in the making.
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.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
SEC Chief White Backs Fiduciary Rule for Brokers
Uniform fiduciary standard should be “codified principles-based and rooted in the current fiduciary standard for investment advisors,” Chairwoman Mary Jo White said at SIFMA event.
New FINRA Broker Bonus Rule Out ‘Fairly Soon’: Ketchum
The FINRA CEO also told ThinkAdvisor at a SIFMA conference that "CARDS as it exists now is unlikely to move forward."