A Chat With CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller: Fiduciary, SRO and His Priorities
Providing the SEC with the resources it needs “is the best solution" to the advisor exam problem, says Kevin Keller, but finding a way to ensure advisors face more exam scrutiny—through an SRO or user fees paid to the SEC—will be a “long-term issue.”
SEC’s Money-Market Overhaul Faces Uncertain Future
SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro was stymied in her reform efforts last week, as a provision attached to a funding bill would require the SEC to study the situation once again.
BNY Mellon’s Pershing Fees Help Bank Offset Forex Woes
Higher Q1 2012 clearing services fees at the BNY Mellon unit that includes Pershing Advisor Services helped the bank offset lower trading volumes as the bank fights a number of forex lawsuits.
SEC’s Schapiro in Dust-Up Over Money Market Conference
The refusal by the agency's chairman to attend a major money market industry conference in Orlando next week is raising concerns that the coming proposal will be sweeping and severe.
Sallie Krawcheck: Money-Market Funds Aren't What You Think
It’s been a little over three years since the Reserve Primary Money Market Fund "broke the buck," and Sallie Krawcheck took to the pages of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday to reveal surprising facts about the stability of the money-market fund industry since.
Top 7 TV Advertising Slogans by Financial Firms
As John Houseman intoned in the iconic TV commercials, Smith Barney earns its money, albeit now as a Morgan Stanley underling. No one can really listen when E.F. Hutton speaks any longer, since they've been subsumed. AdvisorOne rounds up a collection of its favorite ads.
Dividends, Dividends, Dividends!
Everyone’s saying it, but when it comes to retirement income, Northstar’s Fred Taylor lives it.
RIAs Seeking More Risk in Fixed-Income ETFs: Schwab
RIAs looked for safety in their fixed-incom ETFs in 2011, but this year they may be willing to take on more risk, said Charles Schwab analysts in an ETF update on Friday.
SIFMA Says Volcker Rule Threatens to Freeze Corporate Bond Market
SIFMA says that an overly restrictive implementation of the Volcker rule could severely reduce liquidity in the $1 trillion U.S. corporate bond market.
Suitability and Fiduciary Duty
Recommending suitable investments is more than just a regulatory obligation. Many investors bring cases claiming lack of suitability, so RIAs must continuously put the onus on clients to notify the advisor of changes in their financial situation.