Late-Night Social Security Votes Have Major Political Ramifications
Three recent Senate votes related to Social Security benefits may hold clues to how candidates will line up on the issue in the presidential campaigns.
One Step at a Time: An Open Letter to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard called for public and industry comment in a January white paper outlining 11 best practices for advisors and brokers who provide advice to clients. What follows is an open comment letter that I sent to the Institute in March
NAPA’s Deep Reservations About DOL’s Broker Rules
NAPA says it opposes any regulation that would hamper an advisor's ability to help retiring clients shift their savings to an IRA.
Will She or Won’t She? Mary Jo White and the Broker Fiduciary Standard
News of SEC Chairwoman White’s support for a broker fiduciary standard may be greatly exaggerated.
All Eyes on SEC Chief to Move Fiduciary Forward, FINRA’s Ketchum Says
Meanwhile at SIFMA's regulatory conference, the Wall Street lobby released a study challenging the White House's claim that conflicted advice costs investors $17 billion annually.
Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights
Obama's student loan directive would create a new complaint system for student borrowers and ease loan repayment.
GOP Reps Demand Proof DOL Didn’t Go It Alone on Fiduciary
Lawmakers tell Secretary Perez to hand over SEC correspondence, but advocates say Congress’ efforts to stall the fiduciary redraft are futile.
Make the DOL Fiduciary Headlines Work for Your Retirement Practice
Advisors can use the current media focus on fiduciary standards and retirement planning to fuel their growth.
GOP Lawmakers: DOL Should Wait Its Turn on Fiduciary
SEC, not DOL, is the agency responsible for writing fiduciary rules for broker-dealers, the Senate and House appropriations chairmen tell the White House.
The WSJ’s Public Service on Fiduciary Standard: Lifting the Veil
The five arguments made by Journal editors that they got partly wrong, wrong and confused and just plain wrong.