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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=20170818215121

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


Advisers get more breathing room to make Form ADV changes

Aug 17, 2017

RIAs can enter '0' in some new parts of the document before their annual filing next year


Best-interest contract could be casualty of DOL fiduciary rule delay

Aug 15, 2017

Length of time for measure's review gives SEC, other regulators greater chance to get involved in setting advice standards


Massachusetts securities chief William Galvin launches investigation of broker 'kickbacks'

Aug 15, 2017

Says states need to take the lead in securities investigations as Trump moves to cut back financial regulation

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DOL seeks to delay fiduciary rule until July 2019

Aug 9, 2017

Battle intensifies as Labor Department seeks to push off implementation until July 2019


Industry groups opposing DOL fiduciary rule maximize spending on author of bill to kill measure

Aug 4, 2017

Brokerage industry dominates investment-adviser sector in political, lobbying spending


Fiduciary rule will top agenda for new head of SEC's Division of Investment Management

Aug 3, 2017

David Grim steps down after two-decade career at agency; new leader has not been named


Consumer and insurance groups disagree on advice standard for annuity sales ​

Aug 2, 2017

Consumer groups and American Council of Life Insurers square off over how stringent the investment advice standard should be


Revised Form ADV requires much more data from advisers

Aug 1, 2017

Securities and Exchange Commission steps up information collection to augment risk analysis


More advisers disapprove of Trump job performance at six-month mark

Jul 27, 2017

More than half of respondents to InvestmentNews poll say their confidence has dropped since start of term. Supporters give him partial credit for market uptick.

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Jay Clayton says SEC, DOL can give market 'clarity' on fiduciary rule

Jul 26, 2017

Chief regulator is confident two agencies could reach 'common ground' on an investment advice standard across all accounts

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