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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=20180523012542

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


5th Circuit denies states' second attempt to defend DOL fiduciary rule

May 22, 2018

The three-judge panel split again, 2-1, in deciding not to take another look at the motion to intervene by California, New York and Oregon


SEC official addresses criticism of best-interest standard for brokers

May 22, 2018

Director Brett Redfearn clarifies how the SEC defines 'best interest' and how it will determine whether a broker is in compliance


Finra anticipates oversight role for SEC advice rule

May 21, 2018

CEO Robert Cook says one area for examination could be the proposed requirement that brokers act in the best interests of their clients


States trying to save DOL fiduciary rule appeal rejection of effort to intervene

May 17, 2018

California, New York, Oregon ask for rehearing by full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals


SEC enforcement officials say they focus on quality, not quantity, of cases

May 16, 2018

Regulator brought fewer actions in fiscal 2017, but touts a record $1 billion being returned to harmed investors


Finra sheds more light on how it determines fine amounts

May 15, 2018

A footnote in regulator's settlement letter to Fifth Third outlines factors affecting the size of the fine


Bond mark-up transparency rule could help investors, cause more work for brokers

May 14, 2018

New regulation requiring brokers to disclose their markup or markdown on corporate and municipal bonds goes into effect today


SEC's Hester Peirce blasts agency for pursuing small infractions

May 11, 2018

Commissioner says agency's past 'broken windows' philosophy put undue pressure to keep pushing up the number of enforcement actions


Iowa insurance regulator cautions SEC about modifying suitability rule

May 10, 2018

Doug Ommen asserts the current rule is protecting investors and worries that the SEC is defining 'best interest' differently than what it means under state law


SEC publishes advice rule, sets Aug. 7 comment deadline

May 9, 2018

The proposal package, filled with questions, is likely to generate hundreds of letters

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