FSI Chair Blasts White House Fiduciary Memo as ‘Offensive’
FSI Chairman and Cetera President Antoniades says the memo's "ignorance" is "frankly offensive"; FSI also says it’s fighting FINRA's CARDS plan.
FINRA Arbitration Data Under Fire Again
Public interest groups prod FINRA's Arbitration Task Force to push for more transparency.
DNA Holds the Key to What Financial Consumers Want
As with Americans' ignorance of many other matters, most “investors” don’t know a fiduciary from a Form ADV. And they don’t want to.
S&P Suspended, Fined Almost $80 Million in SEC, State Cases
Standard & Poor’s agreed to be suspended from rating the biggest part of the commercial-mortgage bond market over claims it bent criteria to win business.
SEC Bans Credit Rater S&P From Big Part of Bond Market
Ban will last a year as part of a $60 million settlement regarding ratings of commercial-mortgage bonds in 2011.
Motif Investing Gets $40M From Chinese Internet Leader Renren
Joe Chen, Renren founder, and Carl Stern, a former Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting executive, will both join Motif’s board of directors.
NY Fed’s Dudley, CFAs: Industry Has a Big Trust Problem. Are Advisors the Solution?
To restore investors' trust, Wall Street’s leaders must lead by actions, not words, but advisors themselves are part of the solution.
The Great Mutual Fund Expense Ratio Lie
After decades of decrying high expense ratios, we now have evidence that expense ratios are the wrong thing to look at, Chris Carosa writes.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Shuffles Leadership
Meanwhile, the SEC has appointed a new equity market structure committee, which includes FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum.
Top 3 Advisor Challenges for 2015: Advisor FinTech, Regulation, Differentiation
Post-robo technology arises, a surprise new regulatory issue comes to the fore and fat-and-happy advisory firms faces the crisis of differentiation.