Legislation And Regulation
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Republicans want to see cost-benefit analysis before SEC proceeds on fiduciary
Today's hearing on 2016 budget discussed the DOL rule as well, with a lawmaker asking Chairwoman Mary Jo White, 'Why are you allowing the Labor Department to take over your territory?'
Jobs report has the bond market on edge
Breakfast with Benjamin: The specific things to watch for in today's jobs report that could influence the Fed's decision on interest rates.
New bill aims to curtail elder financial abuse
Measure would encourage advisers and financial institutions to report potential fraud, while protecting them from civil or administrative liability.
Budget deal would nix popular Social Security claiming strategies
Loss of file and suspend and some spousal benefits could catch near-retirees off guard.
Bill to stop DOL fiduciary rule poised to pass House today
Measure that would force DOL to halt its efforts until the SEC acts would move to the Senate next, but Obama threatens a veto.
NAPFA leader claims 'moral high ground' in fiduciary fight
Organization wants to strengthen its lobbying punch to counter the likes of NAIFA and others that oppose a clients'-best-interests rule.
Advice-industry leaders welcome Ryan's focus on getting things done in Congress
Possible speaker of the House of Representatives understands issues important to advisers better than most lawmakers.
Building traffic to BrokerCheck
The question for Finra: How deep is their resolve to make BrokerCheck as popular as services like Yelp, TripAdvisor or Angie's List?
What advisers should listen for in Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate
DOL fiduciary rule, taxes and Social Security are all prime subjects for discussion as five contenders look for opportunities to stand out.
Mary Jo White has earned a B- as SEC chairwoman
Heading a huge, highly visible agency in the wake of a financial crisis results in ups and downs for Mary Jo White.
TD Ameritrade launches website to spur adviser advocacy
A leading custodian is trying to get advisers on its platform — and others in the industry — more involved in lobbying Congress on behalf of registered investment advisers.
As DOL fiduciary heats up, both sides dig in
Battle over the Labor Department's proposed fiduciary rule reaches a new level of nasty.
Mary Jo White's record scrutinized by critics and supporters
As she enters what could be her last year as chairwoman of the SEC, experts grade Mary Jo White's performance.
Democrats oppose bill to thwart DOL fiduciary rule
Even those who backed similar legislation two years ago now support the Labor Department's proposal to change investment advice standards for retirement accounts.
Advisers warned federal government shutdown could cause more market volatility
Forget China and the Fed. Washington becomes the focus with Sept. 30 deadline for funding looming.