Advisory firms waiting to see whether the 2nd Circuit will delay or outright halt the implementation of the SEC's Regulation Best Interest are wasting precious time.
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It is well-established that clauses containing a specific statutory grant of jurisdiction to the court of appeals should be construed in favor of review by the court of appeals.
The rule blurs the line between advice and sales, potentially hurting both advisers and investors, he says.
Two advisory firms argue they are harmed by the “best interest” rule because it causes them a competitive disadvantage with respect to broker/dealers, and because the rule will increase rather than abate investor confusion.
Board of Governors candidate-by-petition Chris Flint has defeated the FINRA-preferred candidate Andrew Duff.
The self-regulatory organization says it will help members implement the SEC's sweeping new conflict of interest disclosure rules.
The Financial Services Institute and the Insured Retirement Institute have both published open letters opining against ambitious conflict of interest regulations proposed in the state.
Advocacy and lobbying organizations representing the interests of brokers/dealers and investment advisers operating in New Jersey continue to voice their disapproval of the proposed regulations.
The lower chamber has voted to block funding for the SEC to implement and enforce Regulation Best Interest.
By the time the 5th Circuit vacated the DOL fiduciary rule expansion last year, advisory and brokerage firms had spent many millions of dollars to comply with the rule. Congressional Democrats want to know more about what’s happened since.
Under the SEC’s final regulations, Form CRS requires less prescribed wording relative to the proposed version, meaning firms may generally use their own wording to address required topics and will have more flexibility to provide information to investors.
The regulator is taking a disclosure-based approach
All eyes might be on the SEC’s pending vote on Regulation Best Interest, but ERISA attorneys with Stradley Ronon suggest New Jersey is now “the state to watch” for advisers and brokers tracking the development of conflict of interest regulations.
During an exchange on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the Democratic representative from Ohio pressed DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta for details on how the regulator is addressing advisory industry conflicts of interest.
The state’s former securities chief says recently issued fiduciary regulations have been crafted in the interest of aggressively tamping down on conflicts of interest in the financial services industry.