Sen. Warren Slams SEC Chief for ‘Broken Promises’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lambasted SEC Chairwoman White in a 13-page letter about her “broken promises” of agency action on major consumer protection issues.
Beating Buy and Hold: A Thinking Man’s Guide to Market Timing
Investors have heard for ages that tactical strategies are a fool's errand. But the results of these high-caliber market timers speak for themselves.
New Hampshire Hits LPL Over Nontraded REITs
New Hampshire has filed a $3.6 million legal action against the independent broker-dealer.
How to Start Your Own RIA Firm
So you want to be an RIA? Here are the business and legal considerations to address before hanging up your shingle.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Names Gould Head of Institutional Management
In another personnel move, Mariner Wealth Advisors has added ex-NFL quarterback Mark Vlasic as a senior wealth advisor.
SEC Cracks Down on 19 Firms, 1 Trader for Short Selling Prior to Stock Offerings
An SEC dragnet of short sellers has hauled in 19 firms and one trader, costing the violators $9 million in disgorgement, interest and penalties.
Warren Buffett Talks to Senators Sometimes
Warren Buffett spoke to Sen. Orrin Hatch before investing in the Tim Hortons/Burger King deal. This is the sort of conversation legislators should be having.
BofA to Pay $6.3 Billion to Fannie, Freddie Over RMBS Failures
Bank of America reached a settlement Wednesday to resolve all of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's residential mortgage-backed securities litigation with the bank.
SEC to Muni Violators: Self-Report, or Face Tougher Sanctions
The SEC on Monday encouraged issuers and underwriters of municipal securities to self-report violations under a new continuing disclosure initiative.
Why Advisors Should Watch Obama’s State of the Union Speech
For one thing, your clients (and prospects) may be watching. For another, it's important to understand how the truth gets twisted in Washington.