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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

Mary Jo White's record scrutinized by critics and supporters

Oct 4, 2015

As she enters what could be her last year as chairwoman of the SEC, experts grade her performance

Advisers form coalition to oppose DOL fiduciary rule

Oct 2, 2015

Grassroots organization is sponsored by a trade association for life insurance companies

Democrats oppose bill to thwart DOL fiduciary rule

Sep 30, 2015

Even those who backed similar legislation two years ago now support the Labor Department's proposal to change investment advice standards for retirement accounts

What advisers like and fear in Trump's tax plan

Sep 29, 2015

Financial planners appreciate the simplifying aspects but wonder about specifics

DOL official promises changes to fiduciary rule based on avalanche of comments

Sep 29, 2015

One such change could involve the controversial contract brokers must sign with clients in order to have flexibility in how they charge

State regulators report advisers' top five trouble areas for compliance

Sep 28, 2015

NASAA's latest exam data show deficiencies are down dramatically, but some areas are particularly problematic

State regulators, Finra, SIFMA propose fee disclosure model for brokers

Sep 28, 2015

Groups say the approach would clarify charges to investors, yet commissions and advisory fees are excluded

SEC proposes to loosen rules for administrative proceedings

Sep 24, 2015

Amendments would answer some of the criticisms against use of in-house judges versus federal court

LPL to pay $1.4 million fine and return investor money for certain nontraded REIT sales

Sep 23, 2015

While settling with state regulators over this investment vehicle, the firm also agreed to fines from Massachusetts and Delaware over leveraged ETFs

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