For Once, Two Certainties in D.C.: New SEC Commissioners, DOL Fiduciary Rule
The New Year — yes, I’m talking about 2016 already — will bring with it two certainties: A final fiduciary rule will be unveiled and new commissioners will arrive at the SEC.
Firms Must Report CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Under New SEC Rule
The “controversial, contentious” rule garnered a whopping 287,400 comment letters, SEC Chairwoman White said.
Next Up for DOL Fiduciary Redraft: Hearings
Now that the comment period on the DOL's fiduciary redraft has ended, opponents and those in favor of the rulemaking will participate in hearings regarding the plan the week of Aug. 10.
SIFMA, U.S. Chamber Barrage DOL as Fiduciary Rule Comment Deadline Looms
SIFMA, for its part, filed not just one comment letter but eight, along with two studies highlighting the fiduciary rule's challenges.
Cybersecurity ‘Not Owned’ by Compliance but Shared: FINRA Exec
Cybersecurity is “an operational risk issue,” said FINRA’s Daniel Sibears.
For Small Businesses, an IRA With Pension-Like Features
As small businesses and self-employment grow, many people are using an SEP IRA as a retirement savings tool in place of traditional IRAs or 401(k)s.
DOL Not Budging on Fiduciary Rule Comment Period
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says that the current timeline, including a hearing and another chance to comment, is "a long time."
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.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.