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House passes Maxine Waters' amendment to stymie SEC advice reform rules

June 26, 2019

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that effectively would kill the Securities and Exchange Commission's recently approved advice reform package of regulations. The measure by House Financial Services Committee chairwoman...

Funding for Reg BI, other SEC advice reform efforts denied in Waters amendment

June 25, 2019

The House of Representatives is likely to approve this week legislation written by House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., that effectively would kill the Securities and Exchange Commission's investment advice...

Congress members ask GAO to study fallout from death of DOL fiduciary rule

June 24, 2019

High-level Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives have asked a congressional watchdog to study the fallout from the now-defunct Department of Labor fiduciary rule, including the regulation's effect on a wide range of business practices...

The pros and cons of state fiduciary rules

June 22, 2019

Just as one state this month announced its intention to pursue a fiduciary rule, another postponed its efforts amid industry pushback. It's been a series of starts and stops in states since threats to the Labor Department's fiduciary rule for...

SEC clears up confusion over whether advisers can continue to call themselves fiduciaries

June 20, 2019

Investment advisers are free to describe themselves as fiduciaries and to market that standard of care to clients, despite a prohibition on the term in one part of a new Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure form. In its recently approved...

Reg BI: How rollovers are changing under the new SEC rules

June 20, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission in early June made the most significant changes to investment-advice standards in more than two decades — and rollovers were no exception. Regulation Best Interest imposes a new standard for brokers,...

New Jersey fiduciary rule: Pressure leads to public hearing, comment deadline extension

June 17, 2019

Under fire from critics, New Jersey has scheduled a public hearing and extended a deadline for public comment on a proposal that would impose a fiduciary duty on anyone giving investment advice, including brokers. The all-day hearing on July...

How much will costs of products and accounts factor into Reg BI?

June 14, 2019

A recently approved Securities and Exchange Commission advice reform package seems to be of two minds about what emphasis brokers should put on the costs of their recommendations. Language was added to the final Regulation Best Interest, which...

Galvin to propose fiduciary rule for Massachusetts brokers

June 14, 2019

Massachusetts will propose a rule that would mandate brokers and investment advisers apply a fiduciary standard of care in interactions with clients, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced Friday afternoon. The Massachusetts...

Does Reg BI really hold brokers to a higher standard than investment advisers?

June 14, 2019

Reg BI rolled-out with bravado and fanfare on June 5. The SEC chairman spearheaded a two-hour presentation on two rules and two interpretations aimed at bringing "the legal requirements and mandated disclosures in line with reasonable investor...

Reg BI won't stop advisory sector advances over broker-dealers, Pershing's Tibergien says

June 13, 2019

Growth in the investment advisory sector will continue at a rapid pace despite the Securities and Exchange Commission's regulatory changes that are supposed to close the gap in the standard of care between investment advisers and brokers, according...

John Taft: Reg BI the best we could have hoped for

June 12, 2019

Nine years after the Dodd-Frank Act gave the Securities and Exchange Commission authority to raise the bar for individual investor protection, the SEC finally took the bull by the horns last week, approving its long-awaited Regulation Best Interest...

Does the SEC's new interpretation of the investment adviser standard diminish it? Depends who you ask

June 11, 2019

One of the most controversial parts of the advice reform package the Securities and Exchange Commission approved last week is its interpretation of the standard of conduct for investment advisers. But whether the SEC has diminished the fiduciary...

Reg BI limits brokers' use of title 'adviser' or 'advisor'

June 10, 2019

Brokers who are only brokers will have to be less cavalier in describing themselves as financial advisers, thanks to an advice reform package approved last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under Regulation Best Interest, brokers...

Brokers face heavy lift to implement Reg BI by next year

June 7, 2019

The clock is ticking for brokers-dealers to modify their operations to comply with advice reform regulations approved earlier this week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The implementation deadline is June 30, 2020. But those 12 months...

Rollovers and retirement plans: The impact of the SEC's new rules

June 7, 2019

The race is on to help shape the Department of Labor's harmonization with the Securities and Exchange Commission's package of advice rules. The starting gun was fired with the SEC's 3-1 vote on Wednesday to adopt the series of rules that redefine...

Forget the SEC advice rule — broker-dealers more concerned with CFP Board expanded fiduciary standard ​

June 7, 2019

Lawyers across the brokerage industry are busily reading and digesting the Securities and Exchange Commission's investment advice reforms approved this week. But some firms are also gearing up for more changes promulgated by the organization...

Advisers, experts either hate SEC advice reforms or love them

June 6, 2019

It may take years to determine whether investment advice reform regulations approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission this week will better protect investors from conflicted advice, but that's not stopping advisers and others from offering...

RIA makes fiduciary duty its calling card

June 6, 2019

When the founders of AGW Capital Advisors launching a financial advisory firm in April 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis and at the stock market's low point, they decided to embrace the elephant in the room. "When people lose money,...

Why a lack of diversity may be hurting your 401(k) clients

June 5, 2019

The defining trait of a successful investment committee is the ability to make prudent decisions. The best decisions are typically made as a result of asking critical questions, considering viable alternatives and coming to a consensus on the...

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