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In his remarks to Congress, out-going New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley implored lawmakers to preserve and maintain key financial regulation measures in face of growing support for review of standing requirements.

Dudley recently announced his decision to retire from his position earlier (mid-2018) than his term allots. According to a Reuters article, part of Dudley’s responsibilities as New York Fed President extend to being a “point-person” for Wall Street. The New York branch serves as the Fed’s eyes and ears on Wall Street, providing on-the-ground reports of activity to the central bank.

“Do no harm”

Investment planning.

The thought sends shivers down the spines of many an investor. In fact, many don’t even want to think about it and will gladly pay someone else to do that for them.

However, taking a hands-on approach to your investments provides an extra surety against incurring extensive losses in the event that an investment goes sour. It also drastically diminishes the likelihood of falling victim to financial losses at the hands of someone looking to take advantage.

Raymond James & Associates along with a Milwaukee-based investment firm, Robert W. Baird & Co. reached a settlement over penalties regarding wrap fee compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week.

The SEC had charged the long established St. Petersburg, FL-based investment firm with violating Section 206(4) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and Rule 206(4)-7 by failing to comply with stated regulations concerning wrap fees. Raymond James agreed to pay $600,000 in penalties following the settlement, in accordance with SEC orders.

The SEC’s investigation found that Raymond James had failed to establish policies and procedures regarding what commissions are charged to clients when sub-adviser trade their investments with broker-dealers outside wrap fee programs. Wrap fees are comprehensive, straight-forward charges levied by an adviser to a client in exchange for bundled investment services.

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