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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=20170922125852

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

Broker barred-main

Finra bars former Morgan Stanley broker for dealings with client who later became his wife

Sep 13, 2017

Michael J. O'Connor refused to testify in a Finra disciplinary hearing about his termination

Capitol DOL

Provision of House spending bill would kill DOL fiduciary rule

Sep 13, 2017

GOP's regulation-killing rider has failed in previous years, but investor advocates remain wary


Meet the SEC nominees: One opposes the DOL fiduciary rule, one is a blank slate

Sep 12, 2017

Republican Hester Peirce and Democrat Robert Jackson seek to fill two vacancies on the commission


Congressman intends to hold Finra's feet to the fire on how SRO spends fine money

Sep 8, 2017

Rep. Brad Sherman said he'd introduce legislation if he had to in order to get Finra to comply

House Finra hearing-main

House holding oversight hearing on Finra today

Sep 7, 2017

Financial Services subcommittee will explore self-regulator's agenda, structure and in-house operational review

Courtroom law justice

House lawmakers grill Finra CEO Robert Cook on fine money, executive pay, transparency

Sep 7, 2017

Mr. Cook points to the regulator's in-house operational review, Finra 360, and says it will likely yield 'transformational change'


Dalia Blass could tackle fiduciary standard as first order of business at SEC

Sep 6, 2017

She is also expected to set the agenda for ETFs, an area in which she has expertise from her previous time at the SEC


Battle lines form as SEC considers new fiduciary rule

Sep 6, 2017

Investment Adviser Association warns agency against a 'harmonized' standard; opponents of DOL fiduciary rule say disclosure works fine


SEC names Dalia Blass director of investment management

Aug 31, 2017

Ms. Blass returns to the agency, where she previously worked for more than a decade, to run a division with influence over fiduciary duty


Trump administration targets class-action right in DOL fiduciary rule, but other legal avenues could remain for investors

Aug 31, 2017

If the best-interest contract remains in some form, action could switch to state courts; Finra still allows class actions

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