The rule blurs the line between advice and sales, potentially hurting both advisers and investors, he says.
Tag: Securities and Exchange Commission
The self-regulatory organization says it will help members implement the SEC's sweeping new conflict of interest disclosure rules.
A survey finds cybersecurity is registered investment advisers' (RIAs) highest concern.
The lower chamber has voted to block funding for the SEC to implement and enforce Regulation Best Interest.
Experts say the new SEC rules could allow brokers to encroach into the traditional territory of advisers without having to meet the same fiduciary standard of care.
The regulator is increasing its education about saving and investing to these groups, along with enforcement to safeguard them.
Banc West Investment Services asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to clarify its stance on the potential conflict between FINRA suitability determinations called for by rollover decisions and, on the other hand, SEC demands to forward customer checks within a day of receipt.
The SEC says relationship documentation, portfolio reconciliation, and portfolio compression are important tools for increasing operational efficiency and reducing risk for security-based swaps entities.
SEC examiners are concerned that the way mobile and personally owned communications devices are used by advisers pose challenges in their meeting obligations under the Books and Records Rule and the Compliance Rule.
The SEC says these changes are needed to reduce obstacles to providing research on investment funds, and to harmonize the treatment of such research with research on other public companies.
The committee says the SEC should explicitly explain that Regulation Best Interest is a fiduciary duty shared equally by advisers and broker/dealer to act in their customers’ best interest.
Forty percent are waiting for further clarification, Fidelity learned in a survey.
A test of the summary report found more than 90% of mutual fund investors agreed it was enough to help them stay informed and was a document they would be more likely to read than current reports.
The DOL said it is considering regulatory options in light of a 5th Circuit opinion vacating its previous fiduciary rule, and has on its timeline that a final rule will be issued in September of 2019.
Noting that they believe a more viable customer relationship summary (CRS) form can still be developed by the SEC as part of its Regulation Best Interest proposal, a group of retiree and investor advocacy organizations has published a report calling the draft CRS form misleading and unhelpful.
The SEC included these proposals as part of its proposed best interest standards for investment advisers.
The agency has issued a proposal that would make it easier for ETFs to come to market.
The leader of Sullivan & Worcester's Capital Markets Group analyzes the SEC’s recent move to double the limit of equity compensation that can be awarded by private companies in any 12-month period without requiring detailed disclosures; he also urges stakeholders to respond to the SEC's open call for comment about equity compensation under Rule 701.
The SEC solicited public comment on potential changes to the regulator’s treatment of equity compensation, tied to the emergence of the “gig economy.”