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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Senior Reporter: Washington, Regulation and Legislation

Mark Schoeff Jr.http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MSCHOEFF&maxw=220&cci_ts=20171017165139

Mark Schoeff Jr. covers Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies for InvestmentNews. A former Senate aide, he’s seen firsthand the best and worst of Washington since the end of the Bush 41 administration. An Indiana native, he’s a victim of capture himself — by the capital’s sport teams — becoming a Nationals, Wizards and Skins fan.

Recent Articles


Brokers support Finra ranking of reps to identify bad apples as long as list stays private

Oct 17, 2017

Some in industry fear a data breach that could make list public


Finra ranking brokers in effort to crack down on industry's bad apples

Oct 16, 2017

All 634,403 reps have been ranked based on factors such as prior regulatory disclosures, disciplinary actions and employment history

CFP Board

CFP Board publicly rebukes Camardas over use of 'fee-only' description

Oct 13, 2017

Latest disciplinary actions involve insurance commissions, including case of Florida planners who lost a lawsuit against the organization

DOL congress

Trump nominates Senate aide for post overseeing DOL fiduciary rule

Oct 13, 2017

If confirmed, Preston Rutledge would serve as assistant secretary of Labor and head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration

Capitol, Bloomberg

House panel approves legislation to kill DOL fiduciary rule, and 2 other adviser-related bills

Oct 12, 2017

The measures, which include revising the accredited investor standard and safeguarding those who report elder financial abuse, head to the House floor but face varying degrees of difficulty in the Senate


Preston Rutledge, senior aide on Senate Finance Committee, could be filling Phyllis Borzi's old post at DOL

Oct 11, 2017

The panel's senior tax and benefits counsel would be the point person on the Department of Labor's fiduciary duty rule


Finra CEO: Regulator will consider more transparency

Oct 6, 2017

Robert Cook, sitting down with critic David Burton of the Heritage Foundation, says Finra may become more open with board deliberations and how it spends fine money


SIFMA: State-level fiduciary rules would confuse investors

Oct 6, 2017

Managing director Lisa Bleier set to testify in Nevada workshop on state's new fiduciary law

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SEC approves Finra rule to streamline securities exams

Oct 5, 2017

Under regulation to become effective next year, college students, career switches can more easily get into brokerage business


SEC chief Jay Clayton tells lawmakers agency is drafting its own fiduciary duty rule

Oct 4, 2017

He assures Republican critics of DOL rule that agency's proposal would give investors the option of choosing a broker for investment advice

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