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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


DOL fiduciary rule likely to live on despite appeals court loss

Mar 16, 2018

Future developments will hinge on whether the Labor Department continues the fight to remake the regulation its own way


Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacates DOL fiduciary rule

Mar 15, 2018

In split decision, judges say agency exceeded authority


Advisers complain to SEC about inadvertent custody

Mar 15, 2018

Agency official promises to clear up questions created by 2017 guidance


SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce wants fiduciary reform to preserve investor options

Mar 15, 2018

The Republican appointee wants to make sure there are a variety of payment models and levels of service

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Appeals court upholds DOL fiduciary rule in case involving fixed indexed annuities

Mar 13, 2018

Market Synergy Group argued the regulation treated the annuity products arbitrarily and violated rulemaking procedures


Ami Forte, broker at heart of $34 million Finra award, hired by Pinnacle Investments

Mar 13, 2018

Former Morgan Stanley broker was accused of churning account held by late founder of Home Shopping Network


Would reforming use of the title 'adviser' mesh with the DOL fiduciary rule?

Mar 10, 2018

Title reform is on every power player's lips these days, but would such a change conflict with the Labor Department's regulation that is already partially enacted?


Is title reform the answer to the fiduciary debate?

Mar 10, 2018

What many thought could be a silver bullet against piles of fiduciary regulation now seems just as controversial


SEC reaches $3.6 million settlement with Voya over securities lending

Mar 8, 2018

Voya wrongly recalled securities it had loaned out to mutual fund clients early in order to give a tax benefit to their insurance affiliates


Wells Fargo Advisors now under investigation by Galvin

Mar 8, 2018

Massachusetts securities regulator cites DOL fiduciary rule when discussing probe that will focus on investors moved into higher-fee accounts, 401(k) rollovers

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