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:
- Fiduciary Duties and Standards of Care
- Systemic Risk Review of Asset Management
- Retirement Planning and Saving
- Regulating Municipal Securities Disclosures
- Investment Funds Regulation
- Retail Securities Issues
- U.S. Securities Market Structure, Resiliency and Oversight
December 2, 2015
FSR submitted a statement for the record today highlighting the financial services industry’s concerns with the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule, which will restrict low and middle class Americans’ access to financial advice and retirement planning education.
November 13, 2015
On Tuesday November 17, the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) and its Save 10 Initiative are hosting a retirement event exploring how millennials define, think about and prepare for retirement. FSR will host a conversation featuring the experiences of real millennials and examine how Capitol Hill staffers and other young adults can begin planning for their financial future.
November 10, 2015
Presidential candidates are busy staking out positions on issues ranging from foreign affairs to the regulation of fantasy football. But one critically important issue has been largely overlooked in the campaign so far. It’s an issue that profoundly impacts the current or future well-being of nearly every American. The issue is the pressing need for Americans to better prepare for their retirement or life after they no longer are able to work.
November 3, 2015
FSR applauds the House Financial Services Committee today as it moves to mark up legislation designed to make financial regulations more effective for businesses and consumers, and urges lawmakers to support several key bills.
October 27, 2015
FSR is being recognized today with the Society for Financial Education & Professional Development’s Eagle Award, which is given to an organization that does extraordinary work promoting financial literacy and makes significant contributions to financial education.
October 6, 2015
Is President Barack Obama’s administration serious about considering feedback in response to its proposed regulation to change the way Americans, especially low- and moderate-income Americans, are informed and educated about retirement planning?
September 29, 2015
FSR sent a letter to the Hill supporting HR 1090, which would ensure that the sale of retail investment products is restored to the SEC, the industry’s primary regulator in this space, rather than the Department of Labor.
September 25, 2015
President Obama is likely to see the implementation of a major new rule aimed at protecting retirement savings before he leaves office, despite opposition from the financial industry and several Republicans and Democrats.
August 26, 2015
The market turmoil of the past few days has put many investors on edge about the state of the world’s financial markets. Many mom and pop investors may not be as tuned into the political dynamics shaping China’s recent decision to devalue its currency, a decision that has led to a worldwide market reaction. If When watching the news, the stark image of the stock “heat map” lit up in red is a scary one for any investor, particularly for those whose retirement future can deteriorate in a flash. While it’s too soon to know if the market volatility will be short lived, it is clear that any uncertainty can often make level-headed people invested in the market want to react to protect their nest eggs.
July 22, 2015
FIDUCIARY FIGHT – – BIZ COMMUNITY PROPOSES NEW PLAN. Former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is touting a new plan that he says will better protect consumers that would be at risk from the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary requirements for financial advisers.