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Pennsylvania + Wall provides commentary on a broad range of current financial, economic and regulatory reform topics. The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of SIFMA.

April 30, 2014

SIFMA Business Continuity Planning Tests and Exercises: 2014 Dates Announced

By Karl Schimmeck

SIFMA Business Continuity Planning Tests and Exercises Command Center This week, over 800 operations leaders from the financial services industry gathered in Boca at Ops 2014. Important conversations were held around shortening the settlement cycle, implementing money market reform, combating cyber attacks and more. The crowd favorite was definitely Rudy Giuliani, who said "relentless preparation" is needed for effective crisis management..... Read more...

April 30, 2014

Labor Department Proposal Could Limit Choice for Retirement Investors

By Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

Ken Bentsen In the following op-ed, originally published in The Hill, SIFMA’s President and CEO argues that a pending proposal from the Department of Labor (DOL) could soon limit investor choice, restrict access to guidance, and raise the cost of saving for retirement.

Every day, millions of Americans work with investment professionals to help them plan for retirement.  At a time when our nation faces a looming retirement crisis, this relationship is more important than ever.  Unfortunately, the Department of Labor (DOL) could soon jeopardize this vital relationship with a proposal that could limit investor choice, restrict access to guidance, and raise the cost of saving for retirement. .... Read more...



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