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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=20160214160110

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

Sen. Warren, Rep. Cummings accuse financial industry of crying wolf on DOL fiduciary

Feb 11, 2016

Lawmakers assert four large insurance companies are telling regulators and shareholders different tales about the potential effect of the rule

Obama proposes curbs to retirement-savings tax incentives for wealthy, heirs

Feb 10, 2016

The measures, which affect 401(k) and IRA limits and beneficiary withdrawals, have been proposed in previous budgets to no avail, but still worry financial industry groups

Obama aims to double SEC funding to target adviser oversight

Feb 9, 2016

The president's goal is over a five-year period, with an increase of 11% for fiscal 2017. Taxes, including for capital gains, also would increase under the new budget proposal

Adviser groups, financial firms keep cash flowing to congressional candidates

Feb 8, 2016

Organizations that dominate lobbying expenditures also donate the most to political campaigns. Leading the charge are NAIFA and the ICI, while TD Ameritrade contributed just $9,000

Just how much is Hillary Clinton raking in from Wall Street, and what does it mean for advisers?

Feb 5, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate is getting pummeled over the money she's receiving from the financial industry. But at least one of Ms. Clinton's positions shows you can't always follow the money.

Senators introduce three bills to stop DOL fiduciary rule

Feb 4, 2016

While the House has been active considering similar legislation, this marks the first time the Senate is jumping into the fray

Adviser groups step up lobbying as DOL rule nears completion

Feb 4, 2016

Organizations opposed to the fiduciary rule invested more in Capitol Hill outreach efforts last year, trying to convince Congress to stop the measure

House overwhelmingly approves expanding accredited-investor pool

Feb 3, 2016

Lawmakers sent a strong signal this week to financial regulators that more investors should qualify to buy unregistered securities

Two bills to stop DOL fiduciary rule advance in House

Feb 2, 2016

Fight on a best-interests standard is now split straight down party lines

Shift of SEC resources to RIA oversight not likely to stop push for third-party exams

Feb 1, 2016

Regulator plans to increase number of RIA examiners by almost 20% this year, but more are still needed

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