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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxes

Mark Schoeff Jr.

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

Finra board approves changes to public communication rules

Apr 16, 2015

Parts that would be excised include the filing of generic investment company material and shareholder reports

House passes two tax-reform bills

Apr 16, 2015

Legislation would repeal estate tax, make state, local sales tax deductions permanent

Labor Department proposes controversial fiduciary rule

Apr 14, 2015

With approval from the Office of Management and Budget, the rule now moves into a comment period

What a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean for financial advisers

Apr 10, 2015

With talk she'll announce her candidacy this weekend, questions arise about Ms. Clinton's take on fiduciary standards in advice, and what her tax policies and SEC budget would look like

SEC panel calls for a single database to run background checks on all financial professionals

Apr 9, 2015

Recommends making it easier for investors to track securities violations by advisers and brokers

SEC goes after firm for fraud tied to life settlements

Apr 8, 2015

The regulator alleges Pacific West Capital Group mislead investors about risks associated with the investments

SEC examinations chief to leave post at end of April

Apr 7, 2015

Andrew Bowden, director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, will be returning to the private sector

New Hampshire wants LPL to pay $3.6M over nontraded REIT sales

Apr 7, 2015

Case, involving 48 sales, stems from an 81-year-old investor who lost a substantial amount on the product

How financial advisers would reform the tax code

Apr 3, 2015

They yearn for simplification, AMT repeal and other sweeping changes

Finra arbitration panel awards investor $1.3 million from ex-Stifel broker

Apr 1, 2015

Broker's former daughter-in-law claims churning and fiduciary breach

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