Financial Planning Association (FPA)
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Groups opposing DOL fiduciary rule step up lobbying spending
Interest groups wanting to stop a Labor Department proposal that would change the rules for investment advice to retirement accounts have stepped up their lobbying expenditures.The Financial Services Institute, for instance, has spent $428,876 on lobbying during the first half of the year, compared
Broker groups step up political spending early in election cycle
Groups representing brokers and investment firms have stepped up their political spending this year, while adviser advocates have slowed down their campaign contributions.The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the major industry trade organization, contributed $261,198 to
Momentum to defund DOL fiduciary rule seems unstoppable
Momentum in Congress to thwart a Labor Department proposal to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts by cutting funding seems unstoppable. But proponents are looking to the history of the fight around the fiduciary duty and the long road ahead for optimism.A couple weeks of
It's time for financial planners to find our voice
FPA's 2015 president says too many advisers are silent on vital issues that affect their and their clients' livelihoods.
Brokerage industry lobbying dollars dwarf investment advisers'
The brokerage industry's lobbying spending dwarfed advisers' in the first quarter, with the DOL fiduciary rule a primary focus.
CFP Board eliminates government relations position
At a time when the investment advice industry is watching developments in Washington more closely than ever, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. is shelving part of its lobbying function.At the beginning of the month, the organization laid off Todd Cranford, who had been
Tittsworth exits IAA after waging battles on behalf of investment advisers
After 18 years, David Tittsworth is leaving the Investment Adviser Association, a group he led during a period of expanding regulation.
Ohio State's Cardale Jones: 'No' to the NFL, 'yes' to financial planning
Cardale Jones shocked college football fans this week by leading Ohio State University to the College Football Playoff National Championship after the team's first- and second-string quarterbacks were injured.He confounded expectations again Thursday when he announced he would stay in school and
Will the SEC use its extra funding to strengthen adviser oversight?
Now that it looks like the SEC will get an additional $150 million in funding, speculation is mounting on how the funds will be deployed. Is increasing adviser oversight going to be a priority?
Who's spending what on political candidates?
With Senate control at stake in tomorrow's election, interest groups representing the brokerage and insurance industries are spending substantially more than financial adviser groups, and are adding to their lead.
Revenue deflated in recent years, FPA says it's now on a growth trajectory
Association is promoting more stringent standards for brokers, promises to do more with less.
Pamela Sandy named FPA president-elect for 2015
Cleveland-based planner says greater diversity at the association will pay dividends.
FPA talks with White House about new advice fee models
Alternatives to charging a percentage of AUM might broaden market for financial advice, group suggests.
Adviser buzz from FPA Experience 2013
A collection of the most influential adviser tweets via the #FPAExperience conference hashtag
Lobbyists put hands in sausage maker
As the Department of Labor readies to re-propose its fiduciary-duty rule, lobbying surrounding the issue intensifies. Did the Financial Services Institute Inc. draft an opposition letter signed by lawmakers? Probably; but that's not a scandal. That's business as usual in Washington.