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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxes

Mark Schoeff Jr.http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MSCHOEFF&maxw=220&cci_ts=20160601033028

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

FPA nudged CFP Board to drop its automatic $25 donation

May 26, 2016

Although the board relented, it does have a $10 million fundraising goal for its new Center for Financial Planning

FPA redesigns search platform to increase planners' online visibility

May 25, 2016

Refurbished PlannerSearch is meant to be more than a search engine to generate leads; it seeks to highlight members' online personalities

Senate approves resolution to kill DOL fiduciary rule

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'

CFP Board halts program to tack donation onto certification dues to fund its new center

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

Finra chief Richard Ketchum warns firms against hiring problem brokers

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'

SEC zeroes in on ETF risks and mutual fund charges

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

SEC plans to propose fiduciary rule next April

May 19, 2016

Another item of interest to financial advisers, third-party exams, is also on the docket for next spring

Nebraska regulators off hook for targeting adviser with anti-Obama sentiments

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

Leading Senate critic of DOL fiduciary rule says chamber will try to kill it

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.

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