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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=20170429153028

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


The SEC would have to jump through hoops to get approval for its own fiduciary rule

Apr 28, 2017

The proposed Financial CHOICE Act lays out a series of tough provisions the SEC would have to meet to adopt a uniform fiduciary standard


Industry groups tell Acosta to make extension of DOL fiduciary rule delay his first order of business

Apr 27, 2017

Senate approves Trump's nominee as DOL secretary, 60-38


Trump's first 100 days a disappointment to financial advisers

Apr 27, 2017

InvestmentNews survey shows that more than half disapprove of his job performance


What advisers should know about the Trump tax proposal

Apr 26, 2017

With many details yet to be ironed out, the list of goals unveiled Wednesday includes lower business and individual rates, a higher standard deduction and elimination of the net investment income tax and estate tax


Consultant tells advisers to start early to help clients deal with issues surrounding aging

Apr 25, 2017

Amy Florian says advisers should urge clients to prepare "diminished capacity letters" in case they start to lose their faculties


Charles Schwab executive Jeffrey Kleintop debunks idea of 'Trump rally,' attributes market climb to fundamentals

Apr 24, 2017

Charles Schwab chief global investment strategist cautions against getting hung up on 'political risk'


Piwowar says it's time for SEC to 'reassert its role' on investment advice standards

Apr 21, 2017

As DOL fiduciary rule stalls, acting agency chairman seeks to have SEC step in


Former broker wins $1.8 million arbitration award against PNC Investments for wrongful firing, defamation

Apr 19, 2017

Finra panel determined that the allegations against her had nothing to do with the securities business


Ric Edelman proposes Social Security fix: Allot $7,000 for each baby

Apr 19, 2017

Adviser's plan begins with the federal government setting aside money for each newborn baby for 35 years, to be invested for the child's retirement

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Even supporters of DOL fiduciary rule call for modifications

Apr 18, 2017

The Investment Adviser Association wants a safe harbor for sales conversations. Meanwhile, Morningstar suggests a replacement for the best interest contract exemption

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