FSR Comment Letter on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Implementing Section 205 of the Dodd-Frank Act
May 3, 2016
FSR advocates on behalf of members that provide investment products and services to individual and institutional investors, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and governments (federal, state, and local); manage investments for themselves or their clients; provide financial, investment, or advisory services; and underwrite, deal-in, or make markets in capital markets financial instruments.
Current Investment Management Priorities:
April 19, 2016
This month the U.S. Department of Labor released its controversial “fiduciary rule” which impacts the sale of retirement income products, such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and is intended to ensure the product purchased is in the customer’s best interest. The rule is 1,023 pages and will dramatically reshape the delivery of retirement account advice and services in short order.
March 24, 2016
“Wonky Talk” is FSR’s new blog series that boils down political and regulatory issues from Washington into plain English for the average American.
March 4, 2016
March is here and it’s already shaping up to be a maddening month. This year’s unpredictable Presidential election continues to dominate the news and social media; and love or hate him, Donald Drumpf certainly has a lot of people talking about the Presidential race like never before.
February 3, 2016
FSR applauded U.S. House lawmakers this week for advancing legislation intended to ensure an Administration rule does not harm low to moderate income Americans’ ability to save adequately for retirement, as well as significantly restrict their access to financial savings advice.
January 21, 2016
President Obama was right during the State of the Union to talk about the angst of Americans worried about their job security and how new technologies are changing the way the world does business. All of us in the workforce must be prepared to adapt and learn new technologies to stay competitive and relevant.
January 20, 2016
January 13, 2016
People in Washington are already suggesting that 2016 will be a “lost” year, marked by early political conventions, long Congressional recesses, a gridlocked Congress, and little achieved.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, 2016 is shaping up to be a very consequential year.
We will elect a new President, and while control of the Senate is up in the air, the House is likely to stay Republican. The new President and Congress will likely have “100 Day” agendas, passing bills that will be the basis for discussion during the rest of the year. Those bills debated in early 2017 will build off of what happens in 2016.
January 7, 2016
“Wonky Talk” is FSR’s new blog series that boils down political and regulatory issues from Washington into plain English for the average American. This week, VP of Government Affairs for Investment Management Jill Hoffman explains why Congress appears dysfunctional and breaks down a damaging regulation that could impact Americans’ ability to save for retirement.
December 15, 2015
By Mark Swartz, who offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC and investment advisory products and services through AXA Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor registered with the SEC. // Both Democratic and Republican legislators have expressed concerns about proposed regulations from the Obama administration that will change the way Americans receive financial advice. The effect of these rules, if enacted as written, will be negative for savers in Northern Virginia as well as in the rest of the nation. They will disrupt an individual’s ability to access advice during the process of investment and retirement planning.