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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Senior Reporter: Washington, Regulation and Legislation

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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

Capitol, Bloomberg

Legislation would make it harder for investors to sue mutual funds over high fees

Jan 17, 2018

A plaintiff would have to state in their initial complaint why fiduciary duty was breached, and then prove the violation with 'clear and convincing evidence'

Supreme Court

Supreme Court review of SEC judges could roil pending cases

Jan 16, 2018

But long-term, the agency may get around questions of constitutionality by changing the way it brings on administrative law judges


Fiduciary groups urge SEC to prevent brokers from using 'adviser' title

Jan 12, 2018

Comment letters from the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard and the CFA Institute suggest the clarification is needed to differentiate brokers from investment advisers


Bill requiring fiduciary disclosure reintroduced in New Jersey

Jan 11, 2018

Measures would obligate financial advisers to tell clients they do not have to act in their best interests


Court decision on DOL fiduciary rule expected in February

Jan 10, 2018

Opponents and advocates of the regulation have been waiting for months for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to issue its opinion


Finra warns brokers about moving clients from broker to advisory accounts

Jan 8, 2018

In 2018 exam priorities, regulator says not to sell clients high-fee products and then move them into advisory accounts

Bitcoin orange

State regulators warn investors about cryptocurrency dangers

Jan 4, 2018

Securities and Exchange Commission members also reiterate their concerns about virtual money

Rules Rip

House GOP seeks to preserve spending rider to kill DOL fiduciary rule

Jan 3, 2018

Fiduciary advocates hope Democrats will continue to hold the line against the provision

What to expect on the regulatory front in 2018

Jan 2, 2018

Senior reporter Mark Schoeff Jr. speaks with IAA president and chief executive Karen Barr about what's to come now that the SEC has a full commission, including how the agency might progress on its fiduciary rule


New DOL, SEC officials help advance fiduciary rule work

Dec 22, 2017

Senate confirms Preston Rutledge to key Labor Department role, while Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson Jr. join SEC as commissioners

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