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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=20161026033210

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

Schwab CEO: Advisers face challenge of keeping fiduciary edge over brokers in post-DOL rule world

Oct 25, 2016

'The great challenge ... is that ability to re-differentiate ourselves from those who are following your success and wanting to look and act and to appear to clients just as you do.'

Adviser groups boost political spending to gain Capitol Hill influence

Oct 21, 2016

At least four trade associations reached their highest levels of donations in this election cycle, the FEC reports

Finra proposes rule to prevent elder financial abuse

Oct 20, 2016

Measure requires brokers to establish trusted contacts on accounts and allows them to stop distributions in questionable circumstances

Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci promises to 'repeal' DOL fiduciary rule

Oct 18, 2016

The Skybridge Capital executive says the regulation diverts too much capital into low-cost passive funds, and he compares it to the 1857 Dred Scott decision

SEC sets record in enforcement actions against investment advisers

Oct 11, 2016

Uptick in adviser crackdown attributed to better data analytics and agency's new unit focused on asset management

Advisers want Finra to focus on the 'bad guys' and leave the rest alone

Oct 6, 2016

New CEO likely to get an earful as he embarks on a 'listening tour'

Advisers call Trump prudent with taxes in avoiding years of payments

Oct 4, 2016

Though the tactics were legal, some debate his use of 'fiduciary' in defending them and his business moves that led to such dire losses

SEC charges former adviser with pawning off trading losses to clients

Oct 4, 2016

Laurence I. Balter, founder of Oracle Investment Research, also allegedly charged clients both an advisory fee and a fund-management fee

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Camarda fee-only case against CFP Board

Oct 4, 2016

Florida advisers who claimed the certifying body unfairly punished them for their compensation description lost another round Tuesday

Massachusetts charges Morgan Stanley over unethical sales contest

Oct 3, 2016

The firm allegedly conducted an unethical, high-pressure, sales contest among its financial advisers to encourage clients to borrow money against their brokerage accounts

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