Mark Schoeff Jr.
Reporter: Regulatory / SEC / Taxesstaff
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.
Feb 11, 2016
Lawmakers assert four large insurance companies are telling regulators and shareholders different tales about the potential effect of the rule
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
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
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
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.
Feb 4, 2016
While the House has been active considering similar legislation, this marks the first time the Senate is jumping into the fray
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
Feb 3, 2016
Lawmakers sent a strong signal this week to financial regulators that more investors should qualify to buy unregistered securities
Feb 2, 2016
Fight on a best-interests standard is now split straight down party lines
Feb 1, 2016
Regulator plans to increase number of RIA examiners by almost 20% this year, but more are still needed