Investment Management

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

Obama proposal expected to worsen Americans’ retirement struggle

March 12, 2015

President Obama and his administration are on a mission to ensure Americans are able to invest and save for retirement. The administration’s implementation of its myRA program, aimed at making it easier for small businesses to help their employees save for retirement, is just one example of this mission, as well as other proposals that would simplify and incentivize more Americans to set aside funds for the future.

FSR featured on NPR: DOL fiduciary rule could harm millions

February 25, 2015

NPR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook features FSR’s EVP of Gov’t Affairs Francis Creighton, who debates labor rights activist Teresa Ghilarducci on Americans’ struggle to save for retirement, why the Administration’s DoL fiduciary rule will likely inflict more damage, and how financial professionals play a critical role in helping investors save more, stay confident in their investments and grow their accounts.

FSR Urges Caution on New Labor Department Rules

February 23, 2015

Following President Obama’s announcement that his Administration plans to release a new rule that could make it more difficult for millions of Americans to access retirement savings investment guidance, FSR issued the following statement.

Let’s get the ‘costs’ of retirement savings right

February 13, 2015

Globe columnist Robert L. Reynolds discusses Congress’s new “dynamic scoring” plan, which he says is flawed because the scoring exaggerates costs of tax deferrals for savings in 401(k) plans and IRAs. He suggests requiring any tax laws affecting savings deferrals to consider the full “life-cycle costs and benefits” of those deferrals, and then adjust the cost to the Treasury, thereby showing true costs of tax deferrals for retirement, and most likely lowering them.

What FSR hopes to see from today’s FSOC meeting

January 21, 2015

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) is holding an open meeting today to discuss their evaluation process for designating large financial institutions as “systemically important”—aka designating them as “SIFIs”.

House Bill is Good for the Economy While Leaving the Volcker Rule Intact

January 12, 2015

The Dodd-Frank Act is a big statute. With 15 separate titles, 847 pages of text and over 365,000 words, the Act is a massive sea change that has impacted every sector of our nation’s financial system. Congress will continue review this important statute this year and consider ways to improve it so that our economy can continue to create jobs in a prudent and fair way.