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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=20171216173457

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


Regulators showing renewed interest in cracking down on investment fees

Dec 14, 2017

SEC, Finra targeting high-fee share classes, 12b-1 fees and failure to give sales load discounts and waivers to investors

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Broker, retirement groups make last-minute pleas to change tax legislation

Dec 13, 2017

Pass-through provisions are target of groups representing employee-model brokerage firms, as well as retirement plan advisers


Industry opponents urge appeals court to rule on DOL fiduciary rule

Dec 11, 2017

Plaintiffs cite the two provisions of the regulation that became applicable in June, which they claim are 'imposing direct, substantial and continuing burdens on appellants' members'


Finra would have special arbitrators make expungement decisions

Dec 8, 2017

Regulator also seeks to set one-year limit from time a case closes to request a hearing


Finra notes compliance pitfalls in first-time release of exam findings

Dec 6, 2017

Broker-dealer self-regulator summarizes deficiencies on areas including product suitability, cybersecurity

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Legislation to combat elder financial abuse advances in Senate

Dec 6, 2017

Senate Banking Committee approves measure as part of larger Dodd-Frank reform bill


Senate tax bill changes for pass-throughs more generous than House version, experts say

Dec 6, 2017

Senate measure's handling of such small-business income is simpler and makes allowances for more service companies

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What advisers need to know about the differences in the Senate and House tax bills

Dec 4, 2017

Major variations include provisions on stock sale timing, pass-through policies and the alternative minimum tax


States may strengthen rules for selling annuities

Nov 30, 2017

Under a draft proposal being considered by insurance commissioners, agents would be required to put "the interests of the consumer first and foremost"

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Fross brothers must pay fired partner $1 million

Nov 28, 2017

Owners of marketing firm Platinum Advisor Strategies deny trying to terminate Robert Sofia without compensation

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