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Mark Casady has a new beard but his firm's views on fiduciary rules may differ from FSI by more than a whisker.

LPL reconsiders FSI as it drops out of its board, offers own DOL stand and hires own lobbyist
The giant IBD-custodian breaks from Financial Services Institute pack with pro-DOL statement as FSI posts more negative view on Labor Dept.'s 'fiduciary' definition

Thursday 4.16.15
Dale Brown: The SEC recognizes that working to harmonize standards is a good PR effort to improve its standing among consumer groups.

Dale Brown tells RIAs why SEC's fiduciary standard is too costly for their clients
Invoking his own parents' small nest egg, the FSI chief projects a 2015 Finra takeover of SEC duties for RIAs

Friday 4.26.13
Bill Dwyer is at peace with his decision to leave -- and it was his decision, according to John Hyland.

LPL's Bill Dwyer decides to call it quits and Robert Moore is taking over his duties
The make-it-happen statesman salesman atop a B2B selling scheme cedes control to a Mark Casady favorite

Friday 3.1.13
Kelli Cruz: There's a lot of: What am I going to be when I grow up?

Kelli Cruz and Jennifer Specter leave consulting unit at InvestmentNews for new 'come-to-Jesus' venture
The departures mark some big changes at IN away from consulting to advisors

Wednesday 1.16.13
Joe Russo: We needed to get our minds around the changing state of affairs.

What LPL's recruitment of a $2-billion beehive of NPC advisors says about its new sweet spot in the industry
Joe Russo's choice reframes LPL's identity from a conventional IBD to a central bureau that can serve the regional advisor-servicing companies in a growing number of instances

Friday 8.3.12
Dale Brown: We have no illusions that FINRA is a perfect regulator.  Some of the criticism it is receiving is valid.

In a pivot, Dale Brown tells Committee that 'SRO' is a 'misnomer'
FINRA is not self-regulating after all because its governing board is mostly made up of non-industry public members

Wednesday 6.6.12
Ron Rhoades: "Suitability" is a failed doctrine. FINRA itself is a colossal failure, by any measure.

An in-depth analysis of FINRA's attempted takeover of RIAs and why the group should be disbanded, Part 2
FINRA's aim is to stamp out small RIAs that compete with its large Wall Street firms. Don't let it happen, pleads NAPFA's new chairman

Thursday 5.31.12
Joe Russo: Everyone in D.C. knows that this Congress is never, ever, going to give the SEC more money.

New FSI chairman isn't sugarcoating FINRA's shortcomings but blasts the SEC on porn and Blackberries in this letter
Joe Russo says that 25% of his group's own membership doesn't favor extending FINRA's dominion to RIAs

Wednesday 5.30.12
Ron Rhoades: FINRA was already an expert at protecting its large Wall Street firms from competition.

Why FINRA's power grab for RIAs needs to be stopped to avert the death of the profession, Part 1
Looking back from the year 2025, the author recounts how FINRA seized regulatory control and crushed the life out the once-thriving RIA channel

Wednesday 5.30.12
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
Karen Nystrom: This proposed bill is a big deal to advisors...We hold out hope that our message will be heard.

Avoiding FINRA oversight may depend on talking sense to an options-trading House Republican
Spencer Bachus, known to expertly trade options for his own account, seems to be down with what transactions-based advisors like

Thursday 4.26.12
Philip Chao: The fiduciary standard should not be reserved for the affluent America.

Why it's not OK that NAPFA and FPA agree with FSI about relaxed accountability for holders of IRAs
There is no 'suitability' America and 'fiduciary' America

Monday 4.2.12
Larry Steinberg: The simple fact is that there is no way to even break even on a $200 per month (contribution) RIA account.

Two advisors debate the financial viability of serving as a fiduciary to small accounts amid DOL's new rules
Larry Steinberg expresses big doubts but Jeff McClure sees advisors wedging in like Ace Hardware amid Home Depot and Lowe's

Friday 3.30.12
Susan John: It appears we may be on the same page for once. This is just one of those odd circumstances.

As DOL contemplates stiff fiduciary-related penalties on advisors, NAPFA and FPA find rare concord with FSI
The more RIA-focused groups agree with the IBD trade group that holders of smaller IRA accounts will not be able to pay for advice under new rules

Thursday 3.22.12
Bill Dwyer: We decided you were right.

What's behind LPL's decision to slash its ticket charges for advisors
The IBD is in a generous mood as it also pays dues to FSI on behalf of thousands

Tuesday 8.9.11
Dale Brown is leading an expansion of the Financial Services Institute, the IBD's main lobbying group.

Nine things I learned as an RIA infiltrator in an IBD world
Squeezed by low-interest rates and high costs, IBD execs at FSI's OneVoice were looking to the RIA model with a little bitterness

Friday 2.4.11
Barnaby Grist: An industry veteran announced her retirement at a sponsor dinner.  She said, quite simply, that with all the new regulations, the business just isn’t fun anymore.

Eavesdropping on FSI OneVoice: An industry under pressure, but looking for the opportunity
At FSI's largest conference ever, regulatory changes dominated the discussion

Thursday 2.3.11
Bill Dwyer: One of the reasons we’ve had this growth is that we’re a melting pot of advisors from different channels.

What LPL's Bill Dwyer had to say about recruitment, and pressure from custodians
All eyes are on the biggest IBD -- which can be a good or bad thing for it

Wednesday 2.2.11
Rick Ketchum: The SEC has acknowledged that it cannot oversee advisors with its current level of funding.

Rick Ketchum reveals plan for advisor oversight at FSI conference
FINRA CEO promises light touch on rules, lays out political strategy

Tuesday 2.1.11

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