January 5, 2017
- President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company
Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs
TD Ameritrade Institutional’s own Skip Schweiss recently received the 2016 Insider’s Forum Leadership Award—reinforcing our position as a steadfast advocate for independent RIAs.
To ensure you get the most out of the meaningful work Skip does, we’re pleased to introduce his new blog series, Advocating for You. Here we will check in with Skip as he continues to give RIAs a voice in Washington, DC, and supports advisors throughout the country. We want to be sure you hear from him often, and have a way to connect with this great resource. It’s all for you.
2017: A Pause in Regulatory Action
We’ve had an active regulatory administration for the past eight years. Now the pendulum appears to be swinging in the other direction. Everything slows when there’s an administration change — even more so when there’s a party change, too. That’s why I foresee 2017 as a slow year when it comes to policy changes impacting investment advisers.
It’s crucial to note that the DOL Rule is not a policy change. It’s law.