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What to Make of the SEC’s Proxy Advice Vote

Some top-line thoughts on the SEC's final ruling on Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

The SEC’s Proposal on Private Markets: Don’t Tip the Balance Further

The SEC is proposing major changes to the rules governing private markets to help young companies raise capital and to expand retail investor access to private markets. CFA Institute argues that the proposal would weaken investor protections and tip the balance yet further against public markets.

The Proxy Adviser Saga Continues: CFA Institute Weighs In on the Latest Contemplated Changes to the SEC Proposal

CFA Institute believes that investors must maintain full control of their proxy voting decisions, including the ability to cast their votes any time they wish. Here's a roundup of CFA Institute positions regarding the SEC's proposal on Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

SEC Holds Proxy Process Roundtable — Will Reforms Follow?

On 15 November, the US SEC helda roundtable focused on key aspects of the US proxy system, including proxy voting mechanics and technology, the shareholder proposal process, and the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms.

Fiduciary Duty Takes a Step Back: Industry Reacts to Death of DOL Rule

After the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacate the fiduciary standard, the brokerage industry lost no time in rolling back some of its policies specifically adopted in response to that rule.

SEC Proposes to Restrict Broker/Dealer Use of “Adviser” Title

If the SEC adopts a rule as proposed, broker/dealers will no longer be able to use the term “adviser” or “advisor” in their names or titles when marketing themselves to investors.

SEC’s Best Interest vs. DOJ’s Fiduciary Rule

The SEC's attempts to finally address the issue of broker advice were a decidedly mixed bag.

Starving On the Vine – Our Protector of Investors Gets Short Changed

We need to invest more in the SEC so it can appropriately police the growing complexity of financial markets.

SEC Proposes New Conduct Rule for Broker/Dealers Offering Advice

As the US Department of Labor prepares to let its fiduciary duty rule die, the SEC recently proposed a new standard of conduct rule for broker/dealers who provide recommendations with respect to securities transactions, including investment strategies. Rejecting… READ MORE ›

Fiduciary Duty — CFA Institute Issues a Call for Action by SEC

CFA Institute urges three approaches that will clarify that only registered investment advisers can provide personalized investment advice, as well as clarify the role of broker-dealers.

No Third-Party Exams for Investment Advisers

The SEC does not intend to pursue the use of third-party examiners to conduct their investment adviser examinations.

How Will SEC Guidance on Shareowner Proposals Play Out?

SEC's published guidance for Rule 14a-8(i)(7) will affect the ability of issuers to exclude shareowner proposals from the proxy statement.

SEC Examination Interview: What Portfolio Managers and Research Analysts Need to Know

In an SEC examination prompted by aberrations in investment performance, portfolio managers need to articulate their investment strategy and how it’s being implemented.

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.

Changes in Financial Regulation in the Time of Trump: Financial Choice Act

Broad-based proposed legislation could bring wide-sweeping reforms to financial market regulation and undo Dodd–Frank and the DOL Fiduciary Rule.



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