Mark Schoeff Jr.
Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxesstaff
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.
May 26, 2016
Although the board relented, it does have a $10 million fundraising goal for its new Center for Financial Planning
May 25, 2016
Refurbished PlannerSearch is meant to be more than a search engine to generate leads; it seeks to highlight members' online personalities
May 24, 2016
But without enough votes to overturn a threatened presidential veto, assistant secretary of Labor Phyllis Borzi calls the action 'the usual Washington Kabuki theater'
May 24, 2016
Industry blogger Michael Kitces questioned the decision to default certificants into a contribution to the Center for Financial Planning, suggesting many wouldn't even know they were paying it
May 23, 2016
Regulator is using advanced data analytics to find the bad seeds who can undermine a firm's culture and foster even 'good people making bad decisions'
May 20, 2016
The agency is scrutinizing ETFs because of instances of sharp volatility, and has launched an initiative to evaluate how mutual funds can better inform investors about costs
May 19, 2016
Another item of interest to financial advisers, third-party exams, is also on the docket for next spring
May 18, 2016
But state agency says it is adjusting to court's admonishment on adviser's free speech rights
Senator Susan Collins enlists state regulators to pass bill to strengthen senior financial protection
May 16, 2016
The legislation is based on a program in her home state of Maine, where 50 referrals have been made on suspected abuse within two years
May 11, 2016
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said the Senate likely will vote on a resolution of disapproval. He also plans to advance a separate bill he's sponsored to halt the regulation.