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.
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.
Fed’s Yellen: Rate Hike Not Likely Coming Soon
FOMC will consider a rate hike on a "meeting-by-meeting basis," Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen tells the Senate Banking Committee.
Gridlock Likely in New Congress as Fiduciary Regs Hang in Balance
The list of regulations and legislation that the advisory industry will be watching — and lobbying to influence — in the new year is long.
New Hire Roundup: John Mendez Nominated to Be SIPC Chairman
In another personnel move, Craig Anzlovar has joined Pioneer Investments as fixed income client portfolio manager.
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.
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
‘Timing Discrepancy’ Gives SEC Filing Subscribers Unfair Advantage: Senators
Two senators called on the SEC to act after a study found paying subscribers can get corporate filings about 40 seconds before the public.
Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Like ‘Shoveling Manure’: SEC’s Gallagher
The SEC won “the Dodd-Frank ‘booby prize,’ and we are still paying the price over four years later,” said SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher.
What a GOP Senate Takeover Means for Dodd-Frank, CFPB, User Fees
AEI's Peter Wallison and others weigh in on what advisors can expect now that Republicans have dominated the midterms.