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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxes

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Mark Schoeff Jr.http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MSCHOEFF&maxw=220&cci_ts=20160929194839

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

SEC uses big data to make $15-million case against UBS for improper complex products sales

Sep 28, 2016

The agency said that for the first time it used a coding technique against a broker-dealer to identify potential unsuitable transactions

SEC gets staff recommendation to allow third-party exams

Sep 27, 2016

The agency's chairwoman, Mary Jo White, says the commission is reviewing it and could vote on a proposal to move ahead with independent audits

Financial industry rhetoric riles DOL officials

Sep 26, 2016

Firms may be losing the battle against the Labor Department's fiduciary rule for retirement advice, but they are still framing the debate around it — to the agency's chagrin

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: Who are you voting against?

Sep 25, 2016

In many cases, financial advisers feel more strongly about keeping a candidate out of the White House than voting one in

Republican lawmakers attempt to stop estate-tax regulation

Sep 22, 2016

Introduction of bill to kill Treasury's rule curbing tax-planning strategies comes as Hillary Clinton announces an increase to her top estate-tax rate

Senate committee unanimously approves bill to ease use of annuities in 401(k) plans

Sep 21, 2016

Legislation also would require defined-contribution plans to make lifetime income disclosures, and allow small employers to combine plans

Opponents of DOL fiduciary rule hurt by Wells Fargo woes

Sep 21, 2016

A financial scandal showing harm to the unsuspecting public — even if conducted outside the advice industry — will live on in the minds of voters and politicians

Raymond James expands in Idaho by adding former Morgan Stanley advisers with $685 million AUM

Sep 19, 2016

Broker-dealer says the additions are part of a continued expansion of their presence in the North and Northwest

In unusual upset of an incumbent, Finra board elects new small-seat representative

Sep 19, 2016

Robert Muh prevailed over four candidates vying for the position, including the governor running for reelection, Robert Keenan

DOL official downplays advisers' lawsuit fears stemming from fiduciary rule

Sep 16, 2016

Deputy assistant secretary Timothy Hauser also says liability exposure is relative to portfolio size, so regulation shouldn't prevent serving clients with modest assets

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