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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

SEC members split on whether agency unfairly targets compliance officers

Jul 1, 2015

Gallagher, Aguilar at odds on how regulator treats CCOs

Support grows for strengthening variable annuity disclosures

Jul 1, 2015

A so-called summary prospectus would provide information about the risks, costs and benefits of the complicated products in a streamlined manner

SEC Investor Advocate Fleming warns agency against diluting fiduciary standard

Jun 30, 2015

Argues harmonizing adviser and broker rules could water down fiduciary and mislead investors

State regulators work on uniform approach to elder financial abuse

Jun 30, 2015

New measures are aimed at encouraging brokers to notify authorities when they suspect someone is trying to scam one of their clients

Finra income soars due to increased fines, rising regulatory fees

Jun 29, 2015

Regulator also able to cut expenses through voluntary retirement plan

Insurance industry wants DOL to telegraph changes to fiduciary

Jun 29, 2015

Proposal would require brokers working with IRAs and other retirement accounts to act in their clients' best interests, increasing the number of financial advisers who are deemed fiduciaries

A lucrative market opens for advisers as marriage legalities level

Jun 26, 2015

Financial planners won't need to 'specialize' to serve clientele in the gay community

Momentum to defund DOL fiduciary rule seems unstoppable

Jun 25, 2015

But proponents look to the history of the fight to maintain optimism

Perez calls out variable annuities in argument for DOL fiduciary rule

Jun 24, 2015

Labor secretary says most people are better served by simple investments

Senate joins House in effort to deny DOL fiduciary funding

Jun 23, 2015

Both chambers move to derail president's call for a best-interest standard for retirement accounts

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