Views on the integrity of global capital markets

Linda Rittenhouse, JD

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Biography

Linda Rittenhouse, JD, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute. She focuses primarily on issues related to investment products and investment regulation. Rittenhouse holds a JD degree.

Author's Posts
US Treasury Report on Asset Management Affirms Position of CFA Institute

The asset management industry does not pose the same types of systemic risks to the economy as the banking industry does, and the US Treasury agrees.

DOL Extends Compliance Dates for Fiduciary Rule (Again!)

The timeline for when all investors can expect their best interest to be honored just got longer with another delay in the applicability of the DOL’s fiduciary rule.

DOL Ruling Simplifies Compliance with Fiduciary Rule, But Still Protects Investors

The DOL provide some clarity to the investment industry about its obligations while providing protection to retirement investors through a best interest standard. Categories: Fiduciary Duty

What Will it Mean for Investors if the DOL Rescinds its Fiduciary Rule?

Trump administration delays implementation of new fiduciary rule to review potential effect on investors’ access to retirement information and financial advice

DOL Fiduciary Rule: What the Proposed Delay Means for its Future

CFA Institute responds to the DOL’s request for comment on whether it should delay implementation of its fiduciary rule.

Future of the Global Economy? Experts at Investing Conference Say “Wait and See”

No one really knows at this point what impact President-elect Trump or the cabinet that he puts together will have on the global economy, capital markets, or financial industry.

DOL Fiduciary Rule — What’s Happening Now and Its Possible Future

The future of the DOL rule is somewhat uncertain, but the changes probably won’t happen fast and the rule may actually already be established. Categories: Fiduciary Duty; Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER)

Asset Management Industry: Systemically Risky or Business as Usual?

The Financial Stability Board believes there are structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities that need to be addressed even though the industry is different from other financial sectors.

Regulation in the United States: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?

CFA Institute survey results reveal that more than 50% of members who responded believe there is too much regulation in the US financial markets.

Advisers Beware: Create Business Continuity Plans or Risk Committing Fraud

SEC proposing a new rule that would make it unlawful for investment advisers to not have a business continuity and transition plan in place.

Money Market Fund Reforms to Reduce Systemic Risk Take Effect in October

New SEC rules for money market funds, including changes in calculating NAV, that are designed to increase their stability go into effect on 14 October.

SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding: Benefit for Investors and Industry or Concern?

Crowdfunding as an option for the offer and sale of securities became a reality when the SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect in May.

MetLife Not a SIFI: What Does Decision Mean for the FSOC?

Can the FSOC meet its mandate to identify and respond to emerging financial stability threats, or has the recent court ruling and past criticism eroded its authority?

NYSSA Event Unwraps DOL Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule

The Department of Labor advises asset managers to be ready to comply with the fiduciary rule by the target implementation date of April 2017. Will lawsuits delay this plan?

Break up Big Banks or Tax Leverage: How Will Fed Officials Solve “Too Big to Fail”?

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari’s call to break up big banks has reopened a debate on whether the US has done enough to prevent another global financial crisis of the magnitude felt in 2008.



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