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A congressman, an engineer, an airline pilot and a court reporter walk into a fiduciary conference...

TD Ameritrade pulls off amazing Summit in DC that reveals rot to the core of SEC, FINRA and ERISA system
A consumer panel sobered the crowd off the bat with war stories and then Ron Rhoades, Mercer Bullard, David Tittsworth, Sheryl Garrett, Tom Nally, Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis and others pulled no punches

Thursday 9.18.14
Spencer Bachus: The important thing is to have a better system to stop potential fraud.

Spencer Bachus's amazing turnabout from RIA villain to white knight and the miserable state of Dodd Frank's advancement of fiduciary care
Once presumed to be in FINRA's back pocket, the Alabama congressman co-sponsors H.R. 1627 -- a huge boon to SEC oversight of RIAs

Monday 7.21.14
Skip Schweiss: This bill is the best path we've seen thus far.

An advisor fee bill hits Congress again, this time gaining qualified support from RIA groups
Rep. Maxine Waters' bill, which would require fees from advisors for the SEC, is unlikely to pass, but groups say it will push off FINRA efforts for now

Monday 4.22.13
Skip Schweiss: Why one exam every five months? I'd still like that question answered.

RIA loyalists slam the SEC for playing into FINRA's darkest characterizations of haplessness
Is the Securities and Exchange Commission asking for more cash to examine RIAs, getting it, then spending it on other priorities?

Friday 3.1.13
Brian Hamburger: Don't think for a moment this is it. FINRA is playing coy.

FINRA's regulatory white flag may be a pause before it plays white knight to SEC's cash-starved damsel
Brian Hamburger, David Tittsworth and Pat Burns see no gain in breathing easy with so many endgame possibilities still in play

Friday 2.8.13
Elisse Walter wants a "harmonized" fiduciary standard and is set to serve as the agency's leader until late in 2013

Obama makes 'really unfortunate' appointment of Elisse Walter as new SEC chairman
The former FINRA, CFTC and SEC exec will replace Mary Schapiro next month as RIA leaders brace for a new round of regulatory battles

Monday 11.26.12
Tom Nally: RIAs have seen a 45% asset growth from high net worth investors since 2005, while the wirehouses have only grown 6%.

TD Ameritrade plants its flag in sunny SoCal, playing host to $100 billion worth of RIAs
The Institutional Fall Regional urged innovations as RIAs become the iPhone to the wirehouse's BlackBerry

Thursday 10.25.12
Rep. Spencer Bachus fired off a WSJ Op-Ed pushing for his bill two weeks after he had tabled it -- leaving advisors gobsmacked.

Amazed and confused: Advisors struggle to make sense of Bachus' Wall Street Journal Op-Ed salvo
House panel chief dives back into the oversight fray, but confusion persists over timing, intentions

Tuesday 8.7.12
RIABiz spent its first marketing dollars cladding bar staff at INSITE, with help from Ryan Shanks. [Photo by Mike Byrnes]

Pershing draws a record crowd to steamy Miami but many hearts are in D.C.
INSITE produced bipartisan cheers for Bill Clinton and a split view on the FINRA battle up North

Thursday 6.7.12
Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis: The organization that appears to be pulling numbers out of thin air is FINRA.

FINRA comes up with cost projections for its SRO and the CFP Board blasts them
FINRA is still angry that Boston Consulting Group did not consult them and says they created numbers "out of thin air"

Monday 5.14.12
Dan Moisand: They have the opportunity to stop it, or screw it up worse than they already have.

Fearful that the SEC has been overworked, lobbied and bullied into a SIFMA stupor, fiduciary crowd launches 16-page missile
Among other things, the letter calls SIFMA's idea of a uniform fiduciary standard a 'broker sales standard'

Friday 4.13.12
Terrence Morgan: It wouldn't surprise me if people are stalling and hoping that Phyllis Borzi is fired.

Report of a possible delay in DOL's fee disclosure rule sparks apprehension among advisors and industry observers
Advisors say they can't comply with the rule until they know what's in it but one delay could lead to another

Thursday 1.5.12
Brian Hamburger: I think that number [from BCG] is a very conservative and kind number.

FINRA attacks Boston Consulting Group over SRO study
BCG sticks to its guns saying that the double-dip cost of SEC oversight makes any FINRA numbers moot

Friday 12.16.11
Sheryl Garrett:  “Given the funding issues currently facing the SEC, it may not get the resources to continue to regulate registered investment advisers. In that event, the Committee supports an alternative self-regulatory organization (SRO)."

Influential fiduciaries endorse bootstrapping advisory-industry SRO
Maria Elena Lagomasino and Harold Evensky among those giving nod to Mississippi law students

Monday 4.18.11
Zachary Gronich: "For the state registered people, I’m not really seeing any outrageous new costs beyond that new ADV 2a/2b.”

New Fidelity survey shows advisors are running scared about compliance costs
RIAs, compliance experts and a research group diverge wildly on future costs but a baseline increase in the single-digit thousands seems inevitable

Monday 3.7.11
SEC Report: Imposing user fees would avoid the difficult scope of authority, membership, governance, and funding issues raised by an SRO.

(Updated) SEC presses case for user fees in much-anticipated report to Congress
While giving downsides for the idea of an SRO to govern advisors, the SEC opens the door for Congress to consider all options

Thursday 1.20.11
Nick Georgis: Schwab has had conversations with SEC staff.

Schwab takes high-profile stand opposing self-regulatory organization for advisors
Largest custodian opposes FINRA on heavily lobbied issue

Friday 1.14.11
Skip Schweiss: "I had in mind that some organization that is familiar with the fiduciary standard practiced by RIAs would set the standards, then perhaps an organization like FINRA could lend its examination expertise/process/infrastructure."

Advisory factions steel for end game as SEC's verdict on FINRA SRO comes down
As action moves to Congress, a flurry of meetings and Schwab's appearance

Friday 1.14.11
Melanie Senter Lubin: Advisors should get their ADV form ready to filed by March 31 and also make sure they know which states they’re going to need to file with.

Wondering whether to register with the states or the SEC? It's a moving target.
New York advisors still left to wonder who has power over them

Monday 12.20.10
David Massey, NASAA president, is arguing that the SEC has the bandwidth to continue regulating advisors.

Is FINRA oversight a fait accompli? It's starting to feel that way.
IAA's Tittsworth says advisors still have the chance to play up small-business angle to submarine legislation

Tuesday 11.23.10
David Tittsworth: I feel alone out there a lot of the time.

Testy words pass between advisors and regulatory panelists at MarketCounsel conference
RIAs are shocked by how bad things have gotten in Washington

Friday 11.19.10
In an interview with Elizabeth MacBride, above, Charles Ferguson says that because Obama blew it, reforming Wall Street will likely take decades.

DC Current: A damning view of financial services from Inside Job's director, Charles Ferguson
Film connects the dots leading to the crisis and lays blame at the doors of some unlikely candidates

Friday 11.5.10
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader John Boehner

Signed, sealed, delivered: Fiduciary advocates hope SEC takes their new survey for gospel
In pressure cooker of Washington, D.C., nothing looks certain, especially after Tea Party wins

Thursday 9.16.10
Denise Voigt Crawford: Advisors who haven't had an SEC audit recently -- or ever -- should expect an examiner's knock on the door soon after they switch to state oversight.

What advisors should know about the next sweeping change: the switch from SEC oversight to state regulation
It could impose most on advisors spread out across multiple states

Wednesday 8.25.10
Elizabeth MacBride on how a small group of advocates for advisors and the fiduciary standard influence the debate this year in Washington, D.C.

What went right: the story of the fiduciary standard this year
A long-odds fight by advocates and a well-timed Goldman Sachs stumble and -- voilà -- brokers may have to begin putting customers' interests first

Monday 6.28.10
Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass) sees SEC rule-making authority, but after a certain “preparatory” time.

As House and Senate talk compromise, Barney Frank hints at a win for fiduciary advocates
In Washington end game, the fiduciary standard hangs in the balance between Barney Frank and Tim Johnson

Thursday 6.17.10



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