SEC to look into retirement products

11/1/2009 | InvestmentNews (free registration)

At SIFMA's annual meeting, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said the agency will start scrutinizing retirement-related investment products. "Issues related to disclosure, product development and marketing for retirement products will be areas of focus in the coming year," Schapiro said. She also reiterated her stance that the regulatory regime for investment advisers and broker-dealers should be "harmonized" and a common fiduciary standard should apply.

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