Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson edits SmartBrief newsletters on insurance, finance and legal matters. He served previously as a newspaper editor in South Carolina.

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Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman
Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman

The environment for initial public offerings seems stronger than it was last year, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman said.

Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities and Exchange Commission

The potential of a narrowly divided Senate emerging from this year's elections would likely result in legislative gridlock that prompts aggressive action from regulators, experts said at the Schwab IMPACT 2016 conference.

Merger-and-acquisition deals among registered investment advisersshould be done not to make firms better, not just bigger, said executives on a panel at the Schwab IMPACT 2016 conference.

Cultural fit and eagerness to learn are crucial factors in hiring young talent at an advisory firm, said panelists at the Schwab IMPACT 2016 conference.

Former regulators examined issues including cost-benefit analyses of rules and collaboration among regulatory agencies during a panel discussion at SIFMA's 2016 Annual Meeting.

Executives discussed risk aversion in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as well as current challenges and opportunities in capital markets at SIFMA's 2016 Annual Meeting.

IPA Chairman Tom Sittema says the direct participation program industry appears poised for strong growth as a dynamic environment lies ahead for its products.

Industry leaders discuss to the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule and tax-reform issues at the IPA’s 2016 Executive Leadership Summit

Real estate is facing concerns over the market’s abundance of capital and the pace of rate increases by the Federal Reserve, according to panelists at the IPA’s 2016 Executive Leadership Summit

Eris Group founder Doyle Bartlett and partner Christopher S. McCannell discuss the IPA’s advocacy victories and plans for the future.