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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxes

Mark Schoeff Jr.

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

Finra fines three firms for lapses on consolidated reports

Mar 30, 2015

Processes must be in place to supervise the compilation of a client's entire financial life in one document

Are brokers being branded with a scarlet 'S'?

Mar 27, 2015

Proponents of a fiduciary standard are piling on to the public shaming of commission-based advisers

DOL chief Perez says new fiduciary rule will distinguish between investor education and investment advice

Mar 25, 2015

Labor Secretary aims to assure industry rule will be 'much more informed' than last attempt, which faced fierce protest and was withdrawn in 2011

New York City official wants to make brokers say: 'I am not a fiduciary'

Mar 25, 2015

Advice industry mixed on the push for a New York bill to clearly distinguish advisers from brokers

SEC's White: Fiduciary battle far from over

Mar 24, 2015

Chairwoman tells lawmakers agency will proceed at own pace, separate from DOL, on raising investment advice standards

SIFMA criticizes White House for ignoring existing regulations while pushing for DOL fiduciary rule

Mar 23, 2015

Trade group releases report saying brokers 'thoroughly' regulated already with structure in place for 100 years

Will mutual funds' pay-to-play at brokerages go away?

Mar 20, 2015

Fund industry worries about fallout from results of SEC exam sweep on distribution fees

SEC enforcement chief defends using administrative law judges, avoids fiduciary

Mar 19, 2015

Andrew Ceresney espoused the agency's increased use of in-house judges before a congressional panel, while steering clear of the debate over raising investment-advice standards

SEC fiduciary push gives momentum to third-party exams

Mar 18, 2015

But like with fiduciary, two sides are forming with opposing views on costs and standards for outside examiners

SEC's Mary Jo White says agency will develop fiduciary rule for brokers

Mar 17, 2015

Top regulator says 'uniform' rule for brokers and advisers is needed, but balance is 'essential'

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