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Mark Schoeff Jr.

Senior Reporter: Washington, Regulation and Legislation

Mark Schoeff Jr.https://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/persbilde?Avis=CI&ID=MSCHOEFF&maxw=220&cci_ts=20181212121600

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


Clayton tells lawmakers advisers can skirt fiduciary standard

Dec 11, 2018

SEC chairman refuses to give specific time line for final advice-reform rule, but says it's a priority


SIFMA says Reg BI raises broker standard above investment adviser requirements

Dec 6, 2018

Investor advocate Roper: SIFMA wouldn't support SEC proposal if it reformed broker practices


Best the SEC can do or huge step backward? Industry leaders tussle over advice reform

Dec 5, 2018

Disagreement surrounds the effectiveness of Regulation Best Interest to meaningfully reduce conflicts


Wells Fargo Advisors president David Kowach embraces best-interest standard

Dec 4, 2018

Executive calls 'fiduciary' an ally, not enemy, and supports a common advice regulation for investment advisers and brokers


Rollover tip sheet: What advisers should consider

Dec 1, 2018

Should your client roll over a workplace retirement plan to an individual retirement account? Here's a guide to help decide


401(k) dilemma: Advisers weather a fog of uncertainty surrounding IRA rollovers

Dec 1, 2018

The DOL rule is dead, but advisers giving advice on moving 401(k) funds to individual retirement accounts are nervous because they're trying to meet regulators' expectations and possible changes under a new SEC advice rule


Finra arbitrators award $1 million to client in churning case

Nov 28, 2018

Barred firm Legend Securities Inc. was 'Wild Wild West,' attorney asserts


CFP Board proposes to lessen stigma for one-time infractions

Nov 27, 2018

Potential changes to disciplinary process follow revision of code of ethics, conduct standards


NAIFA files suit against New York for mandating best-interest insurance sales

Nov 26, 2018

Interest group chapter argues the state's Department of Financial Services exceeded its authority with the rule


Advisers draw inspiration from women who ran for Congress

Nov 17, 2018

Seeing women break through barriers in politics is encouraging to those in other male-dominated fields

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