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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=20180224050748

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


SEC commissioners cheer Clayton's efforts on fiduciary rule collaboration

Feb 23, 2018

Agency hopes to overcome past divisions on investment advice standard


SEC chairman Jay Clayton says market needs 'clarity' on adviser-client relationship

Feb 23, 2018

Mr. Clayton puts fiduciary-rule proposal at the top of the agency's rulemaking agenda.


SEC Chairman Jay Clayton outlines goals for a new fiduciary standard

Feb 23, 2018

Rule should provide clarity on role of adviser, enhanced investor protection and regulatory coordination

Capitol, Bloomberg

IRI seeks Republican support for bill to expand auto-401(k) plans

Feb 22, 2018

Legislation by Rep. Richard Neal would require most small businesses to establish a retirement plan and automatically enroll employees


Maryland jumps into fiduciary fray with legislation requiring brokers to act in best interests of clients

Feb 21, 2018

Sponsor says bill is aimed at preserving consumer protections enacted after financial crisis


Galvin's DOL fiduciary rule enforcement triggers industry plea for court decision

Feb 20, 2018

Plaintiffs warned the Fifth Circuit that Massachusetts' move against Scottrade signaled that the partially implemented regulation can raise costs for financial firms


State securities regulator says states can enforce DOL fiduciary rule

Feb 16, 2018

Experts expect more states to follow Massachusetts' lead

Finra black

If Finra eases firm oversight of outside business activities, broker-dealers could lose revenue

Feb 15, 2018

Brokerage firms would no longer be able to charge reps for supervising nonaffiliated RIAs


Galvin charges Scottrade with DOL fiduciary rule violations

Feb 15, 2018

Action of Massachusetts' top regulator shows states can put teeth into a rule under review by the Trump administration


Advisers trying to hide high-fee mutual fund share classes won't fool SEC

Feb 13, 2018

Agency has the ability to detect share-class issues using data-driven initiatives

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