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 27, 2017
Acting Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Michael Piwowar outlines ways to help 'forgotten investor,' but fiduciary duty is conspicuously absent.
Feb 24, 2017
Opponents of rule seek to overturn loss in district court
Feb 24, 2017
Michael Piwowar says opening sales of non-registered securities to ordinary investors would boost returns, portfolio diversification
Feb 23, 2017
Finra experienced slight increase in 2016 cases, but total continues to be far below post-recession highs
Feb 22, 2017
Only supporters of the DOL rule have met with Office of Management and Budget officials, while industry groups have kept their distance
Feb 21, 2017
Brokerage, insurance and mutual fund groups spend more money than investment advisers in quest to gain the ear of lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.
Feb 17, 2017
Judge Daniel D. Crabtree granted summary judgment to DOL, marking the measure's fourth court victory since November.
Feb 16, 2017
Putting together a new cost-benefit analysis could be tricky for DOL staff, who spent the last six years working on a regulation that already was assessed and has been upheld by three court decisions so far
Feb 15, 2017
SEC approves Finra regulation to curb financial exploitation, but requirements are slim