In an SEC examination prompted by aberrations in investment performance, portfolio managers need to articulate their investment strategy and how it’s being implemented.
CFA Institute survey results reveal that more than 50% of members who responded believe there is too much regulation in the US financial markets.
Broad-based proposed legislation could bring wide-sweeping reforms to financial market regulation and undo Dodd–Frank and the DOL Fiduciary Rule.
The OCIE at the SEC takes a transparent, risk-based, and data driven approach in examining whether registered firms are complying with SEC rules and regulations.
SEC proposing a new rule that would make it unlawful for investment advisers to not have a business continuity and transition plan in place.
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.
The SEC has released a request for comment on Subpart 400 in Regulation S-K, which focuses on disclosures related to management, certain security holders, and corporate governance.
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.
Merrill Lynch disregards existing regulations and puts its customers at risk in the pursuit of short-term gains. SEC fines them $425 million.
IEX got approval from the SEC on 17 June to become the 13th registered stock exchange, as of August. Can IEX bring its intended benefits to investors? Will NASDAQ challenge the SEC’s decision?
IAC’s Kurt Schacht: “For too long, the fixed-income market has had a veil … around fees, bid-offer spreads, and [broker/dealer] mark-ups. Retail investors in particular are looking for some sunshine.”
Can the business and financial disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K be improved? Investors have an opportunity to help shape the new rules.
The group is worried about investment fund costs, said CFA Institute managing director Kurt Schacht, CFA. Our study shows even a 1% annual fee can consume over 30% of investors’ returns over 40 years.
The US Labor Department has released its final fiduciary rules for retirement advice. While the rules steadfastly maintain their requirement for a best-interests contract for most arrangements between investors and nonfiduciary advisers, the federal agency relented on a number of troublesome implementation matters.
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