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

Let’s Step It Up On Retirement

April 27, 2015

When we talk about the importance of retirement savings, what’s the target we should really be fixed upon? Many people don’t think about what it really costs to live during retirement, but the goal is to maintain as much of your pre-retirement lifestyle as possible after finishing the working years. And there should be enough of a cushion to ensure one can live for many years after retirement.

DOL Fiduciary Proposal Highly Complicated; Public Deserves More Time to Comment

April 22, 2015

FSR together with 15 financial trade associations are urging Department of Labor (DoL) regulators to provide more time for the financial services industry and thepublic to submit comments on the new fiduciary standards proposal, which is more than 1,000 pages in length, and could significantly impact choice and access to advice for millions of consumers.

Planning for Retirement Can Lead Americans Toward a Financially Secure Future

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Each day about 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years. They are members of a generation who are largely unsure of their financial future, as demonstrated by the latest research findings from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). For five years, IRI has seen Baby Boomers’ confidence in their financial preparations for retirement steadily dropping, with barely a quarter optimistic about their situation in 2015.

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.