FINRA Shifts SRO Fight to Senate, as House Effort Falters
With the House unlikely to pursue an SRO bill this year, FINRA has set its sights on the Senate to push a bill that would give FINRA the authority to become the SRO for advisors.
Polarization has become a pervasive and much-noted feature of American politics.
Will the DOL Finally Show that Fiduciary Advice Is Better Business?
Cornerstone of new proposal is expected to be “substantial economic analysis.”
The Jaws of Defeat
Taking time out over the holidays to reflect on the past year has become one of my favorite exercises.
Schwab’s Bettinger and Clark Address the Present and Future
The last time Walt Bettinger sat down for an interview with Investment Advisor during a Schwab Impact conference, it was 2008 and the financial crisis was front and center.
Three Washington Heavyweights to Drive Advisor Agenda in ’13
Three key Washington heavyweights will have a crucial role in advisors’ lives next year: Elisse Walter, the new SEC chairman; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the incoming House Financial Services chairman; and Phyllis Borzi, at the DOL’s EBSA.
Hensarling Elected House Financial Services Chairman
As expected, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, was elected Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and will take over the reins in January from Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.
To Thwart SRO Bill, Coalition Is Pressing for Senate User Fees Bill
Nystrom of NAPFA: the Financial Planning Coalition is 'seeing where our strengths are' in the Senate to ensure a user fees bill gets introduced in 2013.
Schwab’s Sonders: Election Gives ‘No Clarity’ on Fiscal Cliff; Townsend on Dodd-Frank
If Congress and Obama don’t show they can “play nicely in the same sandbox,” consumer confidence would suffer and there would be a real risk of a modest recession, Schwab’s chief investment strategist says, though she still sees some silver linings post-election.
After Obama Victory, How the New Government Is Shaping Up for Advisors: Updated
Some notable newcomers—Elizabeth Warren, for one—join Congress, which remains divided between the two parties as fiscal cliff, tax issues come to fore of national agenda. FPA and FSI's leaders and lobbyists weigh in on what's next.