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Salespeople offering life insurance and annuities in New York next year will need to ensure the products are in the “best interest” of customers, the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) said on Wednesday.  [7/19/2018]
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a package of retirement savings bills Tuesday that includes making it easier for small employers to join pooled employer plans and giving employers incentives to use automatic enrollment and automatic escalation features.  [7/18/2018]
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered an upbeat assessment of the economy, signaling it is strong enough to handle continued, gradual interest rate increases.  [7/18/2018]
July is looking like a watershed month for financial technology policy.  [7/18/2018]
The House Ways and Means Committee's passage last week of a measure to expand health savings accounts (HSAs) is receiving praise from investment advisors, though the legislation faces a difficult path before becoming law.  [7/17/2018]
Four financial services groups are warning that current efforts to develop a "best-interest standard" are so uncertain that trying to comply with the standard would be incredibly difficult.  [7/17/2018]
Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced the Savings Incentive Match Plan (SIMPLE) Plan Modernization Act to provide greater flexibility and access for businesses with 100 or fewer employees seeking to use SIMPLE plans to save for retirement.  [7/16/2018]
Worldwide inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) fell to $223 billion in the first half of 2018, down more than one-third on the same period last year, according to data provider ETFGI.  [7/16/2018]
Investors can now buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) cheaper than ever as a result of the intensifying price war in the $3.5 trillion ETF industry.  [7/13/2018]
Investors at roundtables in Atlanta and Washington, DC, told SEC staffers that proposals that are supposed to help consumers understand if they’re working with a broker or a registered investment advisor are confusing, according to attendees.  [7/13/2018]
Although movement has been slow, state activity does signal continued interest in investment advice standards, even as the Labor Department's fiduciary rule wanes and the SEC works on its own advice reform proposal.  [7/13/2018]
Investors can now buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) cheaper than ever as a result of the intensifying price war in the $3.5 trillion ETF industry. The cheapest ETFs now cost just $3 a year for every $10,000 invested.  [7/12/2018]
Federal legislation poised for consideration by a House committee on Wednesday could reduce regulatory costs for smaller investment advisory firms.  [7/11/2018]
Brett M. Kavanaugh, nominated to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, once cast a deciding vote in a case crucial to the evolution of investment advice standards.  [7/11/2018]
The House Financial Services Committee will vote Wednesday on a bill to establish an interdivisional task force at the SEC to protect senior investors.  [7/11/2018]
Three financial services industry lobbying groups opposing the Department of Labor fiduciary rule notified a federal court in Texas on Monday that they would seek no more action in the matter.  [7/11/2018]
Nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers will be contingent by 2020, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY), with other private-sector surveys projecting even higher numbers.  [7/10/2018]
FINRA is requesting member firms to submit a wide range of details relating to their cryptocurrency-focused activities.  [7/10/2018]
Nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers will be contingent by 2020, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY), with other private-sector surveys projecting even higher numbers.  [7/10/2018]
Recent guidance from the SEC about investment advisors' custody of client funds cleared up one aspect of the regulation but didn't go far enough to illuminate the complicated rule, according to compliance experts.  [7/9/2018]
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A Global Call to Modernize Retirement Systems
GDPR to Force Fund Companies to Reveal Extent of Cyberattacks
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401(k) Investors Moved from Equities into Fixed Income in April
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Republican SEC Commissioner Piwowar to Step Down
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FSOC Changes Rules to Allow Voting Members to Choose Stand-ins
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Fidelity Is Rethinking How It Charges You for Financial Advice
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Guaranteed Income Tops Boomers' Retirement Wish List
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Small Retirement Plan Sponsors Starved for Expert Advice
State Efforts on Fiduciary Standards Slow
Acting Chief Recommends Reining In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
New York Envisions a State-Run Retirement Plan for Private Workers
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Broker Watchdogs Accused of Letting Sensitive Data Go Public
Pre-Retirees, Retirees Not Addressing Market Volatility in Portfolios
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Consumer Group Says Industry Wants "Watered-Down" Advisor Rule
DOL Fiduciary Rule Lawsuit Withdrawn by Fixed Annuities Group in DC Federal Court
Saving More for Retirement vs. Work Longer
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BofA's Huge Fine Renews Push for More Info on Where Orders Go
GAO: Regulatory Fragmentation Threatens Fintech Growth
Stock Market Principles Needed in Crypto World: SEC Official
States Could Help Future Retirees Get More Cash from Social Security
DOL Fiduciary Rule Advocates Considering Another Court Fight
Investment Advisor Association, Schwab Press Lawmakers for Tax-Reform Adjustments to Help Advisors
Senate to House: Don’t Risk Upending Deal on Dodd-Frank Rollback
White Paper Calls for Industry Coordination to Challenge Cyber Attacks
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FINRA Looks to Streamline Broker-Dealer Exams
Investors Stood Pat During February Correction
Labor Department Won't Enforce Investor Protection Rule After Court Decision
Will SCOTUS Decide the Fate of the DOL Fiduciary Rule?
Fiduciary Rule Fight Drags on for Financial Firms
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Classic 60/40 Mutual Funds See Revival After Correction Carnage
Q4 Indexed Life Sales Rise 7.6 Percent: Wink
Fiduciary Rule Dealt Blow by Circuit Court Ruling
State Auto-IRA Programs Poised to Catch Advisors' Attention
Variable Universal Life Premiums Climb 17 Percent: LIMRA
Labor Dept. Fiduciary Rule Upheld by Tenth Circuit
More 401(k) Plans Moving From Revenue-Sharing Model
Senate Votes to Advance Changes to Dodd-Frank Rollback
Investors Urge U.S. to Introduce New Treasury Bill
California on Verge of Creating Retirement Plan for Private Sector Workers
Tax Reform Propels Muni Market to Largest Size Since 2013
Would Reforming Use of the Title 'Advisor' Mesh With the DOL Fiduciary Rule?
GOP Rushed to Pass Tax Overhaul. Now It May Need to Be Altered
Wells Fargo Advisors Now Under Investigation by Galvin
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BlackRock: DC Participants Most Concerned About Monthly Income in Retirement
SEC Releases Updated FAQ on Liquidity Risk Management Programs
Sen. Warren Introduces Bill Targeting Unpaid FINRA Arbitration Awards
Morningstar Embraces Artificial Intelligence for Fund Ratings
US Considering "Material Changes" to Volcker Rule: Fed's Quarles
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Oregon's New Retirement Savings Pilot Program Opens Statewide
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CFTC Steps Up Enforcement Against Fraud, Market Manipulation
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Financial Services Groups Ask Lawmakers for New Data Breach Law
SEC Braces for Government Shutdown
State Measures to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse Gaining Steam
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Lawsuits Push 401(k) Plan Sponsors to Cut Fees
SEC Pours Cold Water on Prospect of Bitcoin ETFs
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Bill Requiring Fiduciary Disclosure Reintroduced in New Jersey
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FINRA Releases Exam Priorities for 2018
Use of Bank-Owned Life Insurance Grows
Downside of Automatic 401(k) Savings: More Debt
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New York Floats Best Interest Standards for Insurers
House Bill Seeks Retirement Plan "Simplification and Enhancement"
Orrin Hatch Announces He Will Retire from the Senate
Workers Regret Not Saving More for Retirement: Study
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Labor Department Grants Banks Multiyear Waivers to Manage Retirement Plans
State Retirement Savings Program Opens to Small Businesses Across Oregon
Investors Diving into Risky Bank Bonds
New DOL, SEC Officials Help Advance Fiduciary Rule Work
Fiduciary Rule May Take on SEC Influence
Senate Confirms SEC Nominees
Fee-Based Annuities Bright Spot in Disappointing 2017
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Regulators See Cybersecurity as Top Financial Industry Risk
Small Investors Rejoice After Lawmakers Cut Controversial Tax Provision
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Representatives Introduce Electronic Disclosure Bill for Retirement Plan Information
IRI Finds 15 Percent Drop in Q3 Annuity Sales
Industry Opponents Urge Appeals Court to Rule on DOL Fiduciary Rule
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Clarify Rules on Lifetime Income Products in DC Plans
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Investors Can't Buy Munis Fast Enough
U.S. Investors Overweight in Stocks Despite Market Fears: Study
Stock Market ETFs are Attracting a Record-Setting Level of Investor Cash
Americans’ Nest Eggs Have Never Been Bigger
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Why More Advisors Are Offering Financial Planning Services
Despite Delays, DOL Rule Becoming Law of the Land, Expert Argues
Risks Lurk in DOL Rule Exemption for "Clean Shares"
SIFMA, Others to Regulators: No New Cybersecurity Rules Needed
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Senate Republicans Pass Sweeping Tax Bill
Banks Build Line of Defense for Major Cyberattack
U.S. Treasury's Phillips Calls Fiduciary Rule 'Regulation Looking for a Problem'
Day after DOL Delay, SEC's Jay Clayton Calls Fiduciary Rule a Priority
Advisor Proposes Tax Credit For Deferred Income Annuities
Delay of DOL Fiduciary Rule Enforcement Mechanisms Now Final
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CFPB Official Sues Trump Administration Over Agency Leadership
A Tax Provision That Would Exempt Mutual-Fund Firms but Not Individuals
Labor Secretary Mum on Specifics Of DOL Rule Review
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House Passes GOP Bill to Overhaul Tax System
The New Tax on Stock Investors Hidden in the Senate Tax Plan
Banks Closer to Winning Regulatory Relief After Senate Deal
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SEC Says Companies Can Expect New Guidelines on Reporting Cybersecurity Breaches
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