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SEC Chair Mary Jo White said yesterday that the SEC needs to move forward on a uniform fiduciary standard for the financial industry, including brokers. Addressing the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, White said it's high time to act since the agency has studied the issue for years, "decades really." And while she welcomes input from the Department of Labor, the SEC is the agency to adopt the rule, because it is the primary regulator with the greatest depth of knowledge about the industry - a sentiment echoed Monday by FINRA Chairman Rick ...
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On February 20, 2015, Chairwoman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Mary Jo White, spoke at the 2015 SEC Speaks Conference in Washington, D.C. During her speech, Chairwoman White addressed a number of topics in providing an overview of the SEC's activities and initiatives during 2014.

In particular, Chairwoman White commented on reforms made with respect to U.S. money market funds via the promulgation of new SEC rules in July 2014. Under these new rules, institutional prime money market funds will be required to maintain a floating net asset value ...

It is obvious that broker-dealers and their registered representatives, as well as investment advisors, must be careful in making recommendations to their clients. But the rise of claims related to inaction in a client account should also give members of the securities industry cause for concern. In particular, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other critics have begun to focus their attention on "reverse churning," a claim arising from an allegation that a registered representative or investment ...

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In back-to-back keynote addresses Monday to the Securities & Financial Markets Association's annual Compliance & Legal meeting, SEC-Chair Mary Jo White and Southern District of New York US Attorney Preet Bharara renewed the federal government's emphasis on securities enforcement actions. White emphasized the complimentary effect of the SEC's civil-enforcement abilities in parallel proceedings with Department of Justice criminal prosecutions, noting that parallel proceedings and criminal referrals have doubled over the past few years. The Commission continues to ...
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