Ken Fisher Warns, Industry Responds: What Happens to RIAs in 10 Years?
Ken Fisher is bullish on 2014’s market and economy but decidedly bearish on the future of RIAs.
SEC Fiduciary Rule Unlikely in Dodd-Frank’s Third Year of Life
Advisors, including Harold Evensky, and industry officials are increasingly pessimistic that the year will bring a uniform fiduciary rule. However, the first designation of an asset management firm as systemically important could be coming soon.
SEC’s White Names Former Federal Prosecutor Rice as Chief Counsel
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White announced Monday that she has named Robert Rice, a former federal prosecutor, as her chief counsel.
Fixing the Student Loan Crisis
I’m lucky. Unlike so many college students, I didn’t take out any student loans.
Ketchum’s Big SRO Omission
Richard Ketchum, CEO of FINRA, omitted a crucial detail in a recent interview he gave.
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.
Fiscal Cliff Deal: ‘A Missed Opportunity’
While the fiscal cliff deal that was approved by the House and Senate on Jan. 1 was good news in that it sent the markets soaring and includes some changes that make financial planning easier, critics of the deal say that it fails to remedy the fiscal challenges that lie...
Emboldened Borzi Is Back
Bolstered by another four years in her position under a re-elected Obama administration, Phyllis Borzi is adamant that EBSA’s fiduciary rule will see the light of day this year.
Fiscal Cliff Deal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The fiscal cliff deal that was approved by Congress sent the markets soaring Wednesday, but lawmakers and industry officials were quick to weigh in with their opinions—positive and negative—on the deal.
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.