Legislation And Regulation
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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.
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.
With Congress back Tuesday, get ready for a fiduciary fight
A September hearing and possible riders attached to a spending bill could thwart DOL's efforts.
Adviser running for Congress wants to protect Dodd-Frank reforms
Candidate says clients and constituents, virtually unfazed by recent market turbulence, need a level playing field for financial advice.
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
Fidelity launches platform to connect plan sponsors, advisers and third-party fiduciaries
Third-Party Fiduciary Services charges a 3 bps fee to enable retirement plans and advisers to outsource their fiduciary responsibilities.
Congressman calls for Finra oversight of investment advisers
Rep. French Hill says the broker-dealer SRO is the best equipped regulator for the job.
Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner wages 'war' against DOL fiduciary
Rep. Ann Wagner, a leading opponent of the agency's proposal to raise investment-advice standards for brokers working with retirement accounts is pursuing an aggressive strategy to stop the rule.
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.
Vanguard's new ambassador to advisers: We've earned your trust
Thomas M. Rampulla's return to the U.S. comes after the firm recast itself as a patron of an industry that once saw it as a threat.
DOL fiduciary rule fails by only focusing on fees and expenses
Fees and expenses matter, but in a procedurally prudent investment process, their management should account for less than 10% of a fiduciary's total efforts
Republican introduces bill to halt Obama's DOL fiduciary push
Rep. Ann Wagner says proponents are 'offering a solution in search of a problem.'
House GOP tells SEC to improve adviser oversight
House Republicans who oversee the SEC told the agency to do a better job of regulating investment advisers — and to do it without a significant budget increase.