Tag: SEC

PANC 2019: Washington Update

Experts discuss changes that will affect advisers, such as Reg BI, the new Customer Relationship Summary form and the DOL, post-Secretary Acosta.

Fiduciary Advisory Firms Sue to Block SEC’s Reg BI

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.

Meet Your FINRA Board of Governors Large Firm Candidates

A contested election for a seat on the FINRA Board of Governors will be settled at the annual meeting of member firms on August 19. PLANADVISER spoke recently with both candidates in the tight race for the open large firm seat.

A DOL Secretary Scalia Would Quickly Find Direction

Having served as the DOL Solicitor General under the Bush Administration, experts suggest, Eugene Scalia would likely hit the ground running as a Labor Secretary with a conservative agenda.

An Important Point About Form CRS and SEC’s Reg BI

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.

Two Weeks Left to Comment on N.J. Fiduciary Rule

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.