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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=20171119071233

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

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No-SALT diet could be financially unhealthy for some clients

Nov 17, 2017

Elimination of state and local tax deductions will hurt clients in high-tax states the most


HSAs next cash cow for 401(k) plan advisers: expert

Nov 16, 2017

'It is one of the areas that will be the rocket booster in 2018,' suggests consultant Peter Stahl


CFP Board makes changes to proposed code of ethics, will seek more comments

Nov 15, 2017

Board chairman Blaine Aikin says the new code will be released by the end of the year


Experts upbeat on stock market, economy in the year ahead

Nov 15, 2017

Jeffery Kleintop, Liz Ann Sonders and Greg Valliere deliver optimistic forecasts at Schwab adviser conference


Schwab execs sound off on Bitcoin, HSAs and Morgan Stanley exit from broker protocol

Nov 15, 2017

Government likely to rein in popular cryptocurrency, health savings accounts will grow, and wirehouse's decision on recruiting agreement called a mistake


Senate tax proposal gives deduction for pass-through businesses

Nov 10, 2017

But like the House bill, all but small investment advisory firms are excluded


Borzi: Hard for Acosta to justify long DOL fiduciary rule delay

Nov 10, 2017

Former assistant labor secretary and architect of the regulation says its postponement could be vulnerable to court challenges


Tax reform: What advisers need to know about the Senate bill

Nov 9, 2017

Some key differences from House bill include how mortgage deduction and estate taxes are treated

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Bills to bolster accredited investors, alternative investments gain momentum

Nov 9, 2017

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to expand the pool of people who qualify to invest in private securities offerings, boost the lending capability of BDCs and ease regulations on closed-end funds

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Clayton: SEC targets 'complex, hidden fees'

Nov 8, 2017

Putting clients in expensive share classes instead of lower-cost ones hurts investors, chairman says

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