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
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.
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.
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.
April 7, 2015
When Congress passed the Dodd Frank Act in the wake of the financial crisis back in 2010, they empowered regulators to designate companies whose failures could have a major impact on the economy as “Systemically Important Financial Institutions.”
March 25, 2015
FSOC and its member-agencies should act independently of non-US regulators and in accordance with U.S. law in any assessment of whether a particular nonbank financial company that has been designated a global SIFI actually poses systemic risk to U.S. financial stability, FSR urged in a letter released today.
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.
March 5, 2015
Washington, D.C. — Following today’s release of the results of the 2015 Dodd Frank Act stress tests, Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) released the following statement
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.
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.
February 18, 2015
FSR commends the White House today on the release of an executive order that promotes private sector cybersecurity information sharing during the president’s cybersecurity summit at Stanford University.