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
Wall Street Doesn’t Want Senate’s ‘Rollbacks’ for Wall Street

A U.S. Senate bill to ease rules for some banks has drawn fire as a giveaway to Wall Street, even on the presidential campaign trail. But to this giveaway, the biggest U.S. banks are saying, “No, thanks.”

Appealing to FSOC? Might as Well Appeal to the NFL Commissioner

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the news that Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, has been suspended from the first 4 games of the next NFL season for allegedly deflating his footballs. I was recently in a cab and the driver had on a sports radio […]

DoL Fiduciary Rule Comment Period Extension a Positive Step, Should Grant Full Extension Request

FSR thanked the Department of Labor (DoL) for granting a short extension for providing comments on its rule regarding fiduciary duty, following multiple extension requests from members of Congress, the financial services industry and others. However, while the 15-day extension period is appreciated, FSR urges the DoL to further consider granting...

Coalition Starts Drive To Get Employers To Push Workers To Save 10% Of Pay

The Financial Services Roundtable announced a drive Monday called “Save 10” to prod employers to get workers to save at least 10 percent of their pay through 401(k) auto-enrollment, auto-escalation and increased employer pension contributions.

Save 10 In Your 401(k)

In a campaign to urge more employers to offer 401(k) retirement plans or beef up existing plans, the Financial Services Roundtable is inviting employers to become a Save 10 employer. “It’s kind of like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval,” says former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty who heads up the lobbying group.