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Ray Lucia: I'm pretty depressed that the government has such disdain for successful people and will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Why RIAs need to pay heed to a ruling that put a media star and advisor out of business -- and out $300,000
A judge ruled that Ray Lucia lacked the back-up to justify his hypothetical back-tests as the SEC pins a bull's eye on the strategy

Friday 7.19.13
Pat Burns: FINRA has been in the red financially and the addition of thousands of new member firms with their membership fees would certainly be helpful to its bottom line.

FINRA is making dog whistle comments hinting its SRO ambitions still simmer
'Harmonization' comments by Richard Ketchum make all the talk of the group abandoning its RIA-oversight ambitions seem like bunk

Monday 3.18.13
Patrick Burns: By opening the door for RIAs to have their arbitration cases held before a FINRA arbitration panel, it seems that FINRA has taken another step in its quest to become the SRO for RIAs.

Analysis: Beware of a FINRA bearing gifts for RIAs
The broker regulator takes another step towards ruling RIAs by making its arbitration process open to them

Friday 12.7.12
Pat Burns: Maxine Waters (D-CA) said that she was putting together her own legislation that would center around user-fees.

Cheat sheet on Wednesday's Bachus fracas
Not all Republicans were thrilled with the plan that would make FINRA king

Friday 6.8.12
Glenn Neasham: I didn't do anything wrong.

How Glenn Neasham lost his house, was forced to go on food stamps and faces jail time after selling a senior an indexed annuity
The case of this Lake County, Calif. insurance agent gives pause to advisors and agents dealing with seniors -- and indexed annuities

Wednesday 4.4.12
Brian Hamburger: If anything it's sending the message that the SEC is not putting a high price tag on the cost of maintaining an ongoing compliance program.

How much should RIAs shake in their boots after the SEC punished three firms then put out a detailed press release?
Did the embattled agency go too far -- or not far enough?

Wednesday 11.30.11
Tejal and Rahul Shah: I was on the phone like Jerry Maguire, Rahul says, I had all my e-mails prepared for clients and I pushed send, send, send.

Why one Merrill Lynch advisor needed to break away twice to become an RIA
Rahul Shah's first breakout attempt to Wachovia's FiNet fizzled and, his wife, Tejal Shah masterminded the second effort

Tuesday 2.22.11
Colin Powell mentioned RIAs by name in his speech, showing a familiarity with the business that's has been uncommon among outsiders.

TD Ameritrade's conference gives rise to 9 reasons for optimism about the RIA business
The industry is advancing across a wide swath; one sign is TD's self-assessment

Monday 2.7.11
Shirl Penney: We are very satisfied with the terms of the agreement.

Dynasty Financial Partners ends legal squabble with Bank of America, clearing deck for growth
The high-profile startup may have passed up chance to win its case, an attorney says

Tuesday 1.25.11

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