Mark Schoeff Jr.

Senior Reporter: Washington, Regulation and Legislation

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Mark Schoeff Jr. covers Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies for Mopedia. A former Senate aide, he’s seen firsthand the best and worst of Washington since the end of the Bush 41 administration. An Indiana native, he’s a victim of capture himself — by the capital’s sport teams — becoming a Nationals, Wizards and Skins fan.

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Recent Articles

Capitol, Bloomberg

Bills to bolster accredited investors, alternative investments gain momentum

Nov 9, 2017

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to expand the pool of people who qualify to invest in private securities offerings, boost the lending capability of BDCs and ease regulations on closed-end funds

Jay Clayton

Clayton: SEC targets 'complex, hidden fees'

Nov 8, 2017

Putting clients in expensive share classes instead of lower-cost ones hurts investors, chairman says


Judge grants injunction against DOL fiduciary rule in Thrivent lawsuit, halts case

Nov 6, 2017

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans argues the regulation's class-action provision violates its agreement with clients


Finra reform getting traction in Washington

Nov 6, 2017

A Heritage Foundation event was the latest in a flurry of high-level talks about the embattled SRO


SEC Chairman Jay Clayton's quest to forge a fiduciary standard

Nov 4, 2017

The new SEC chairman is confident he can come up with a rule better than that of the Department of Labor — one that satisfies brokers, investment advisers and investor advocates alike


Jay Clayton plans to crack down on retail fraud, promote IPOs

Nov 4, 2017

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has decided to tackle the perennially difficult issue of a fiduciary standard, but it's not his only concern


Finra: Morgan Stanley must pay Schwab $1.2 million over broker recruiting violation

Nov 3, 2017

Arbitrators rule that Morgan Stanley violated trade secrets by "maliciously and willfully" appropriating a Schwab client list


Advisory firm owners unlikely to see windfall on tax returns from House bill

Nov 2, 2017

Proposed legislation is designed to give manufacturers the lower 25% tax rate, not professional service firms such as financial advisers, lawyers and accountants


DOL fiduciary: OMB receives rule providing for 18-month delay

Nov 2, 2017

Move would give DOL more time to conduct review of fiduciary regulation ordered by Trump

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Tax reform: What advisers need to know about the House bill

Nov 2, 2017

The proposed meaure leaves 401(k) plans alone, but makes sweeping changes in many other areas, including mortgages, property taxes, pass-through income and charitable deductions

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