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
The Advice Yield – How to Achieve the Best Deal for Savers

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” This philosophy is especially relevant to workers who are increasingly responsible for navigating their way to a financially secure retirement due to a decline in defined pension plans and the tenuous future of Social Security. This can be a daunting task for...

Two New Papers Show Merits of Auto Enroll, Auto Escalation in Retirement Plans

Auto-enrollment and auto-escalation are easy and impactful ways that employers can help their employees save for retirement. Two new studies, one by Boston College and another by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, back that point up.

Key findings by Oliver Wyman: “The role of financial advisors in the U.S. retirement market”

A recent study by Oliver Wyman shows that people are more successful saving for retirement when they have the help of a financial advisor.

The Case for Easing Up on Financial Regulation

TIM PAWLENTY: Companies around the world finance their operations in many ways. Some companies borrow from banks or sell bonds, others sell company stock, and still others use alternative means to ensure they have capital needed to operate effectively, hire staff and produce goods or services.

FSR: DoL ‘Best Interest’ Standard Better Achieved Through Simpler Rule, Better Enforcement

FSR issued a statement today in response to testimony by Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on the administration’s recently-released fiduciary proposal.