Lawsuits fly in U.S., as saga over advice client 'best interests' rumbles on

An ongoing battle over the standards brokers, financial advisers and wealth managers in the U.S. should be held to – which dates back to the Obama years – took a new turn on Monday, when the states of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, and the District of Columbia filed suit in the Southern District of New York asking that a controversial package of new rules approved in June by the Securities and Exchange Commission be vacated.

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SEC vote Wednesday is latest development in years-long ‘best interest’ saga

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected on Wednesday to approve controversial legislation that is meant to set higher standards for “broker/dealers” – those selling retirement products, insurance and investment products to American consumers – as a years-long campaign by consumer advocates to boost advisory standards is formally acknowledged by the American securities regulator. 

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Bright!Tax comment: The candidates' tax plans, and their likely implications for expats

Bright!Tax comment: The candidates' tax plans, and their likely implications for expats

Nov. 3, the date of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, is two weeks and one day away. Many expats will have voted by now, but for those who haven't –...

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