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."
More Advisor Audits Needed—Only Not From SEC: Pitt, Schweiss
Harvey Pitt and Skip Schweiss agree: it's time to privatize advisor audits.
SEC’s White to Provide ‘Clarity’ on Her Fiduciary Stance
Where does SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White stand on a uniform fiduciary rule? No one knows, but that may soon change.
What's Next for the Fiduciary Standard?
While the industry awaits a decision by the SEC on whether it will move forward with a uniform fiduciary rule for brokers and advisors, fiduciary advocates will engage this month in a debate about the importance of the two fiduciary rulemakings being considered by the SEC and the DOL.
Industry Gears Up for Fiduciary September
Advisors are beginning to think that if regulators won't move forward on fiduciary rules, maybe the profession should, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss tells ThinkAdvisor.
House Appropriations to Hold Wednesday Vote on SEC Budget
SEC Chairwoman White told lawmakers Obama's $1.7 billion budget would permit the SEC to increase advisor exams.
Advisory Industry Wants More Exams (and Will Pay for Them, Too)
On IAA's annual lobbying day, the industry has “a very unusual message" for Congress, TD Ameritrade's Skip Schweiss told ThinkAdvisor.
IA 25 2014: The Threat (or Non-Threat) of Robo-Advisors—Slideshow
It may be reassuring to hear that the big tech experts on our list this year don’t think robo-advisors are too much of a threat.
The 2014 IA 25 Special Report
This is the 12th year that we have published the IA 25, our annual list of the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.