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Equity traders give poor review of SEC's tick-size pilot in small caps, Greenwich finds

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Most U.S. money manager equity traders are either uncertain about or opposed to the SEC's tick-size pilot in small-cap stocks.
Cybersecurity concerns spin havoc

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A potential delay in the SEC's launch of the consolidated audit trail over cybersecurity concerns could could stall another regulatory initiative.
PBGC to try mediation with plan sponsors on termination liability, early warning programs

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PBGC officials introduced a new mediation approach to dealing with plan sponsors involved in the agency's termination liability and early warning programs.
DOL asks for stay in 'unnecessary' fiduciary rule challenge

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The DOL argued in one of five legal challenges to the fiduciary rule that proceedings be stayed while officials work on revising the rule.

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CalPERS is searching for lobbying firms that would participate in a pool that could be chosen to represent the plan on investment and retirement issues.
Wrestling with mortality

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Updated mortality tables issued by the IRS could create headaches for single-employer defined benefit plan sponsors.
New mortality tables mean more for PBGC

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New mortality tables from the IRS are expected to raise premiums paid by plan sponsors to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Regulators gather to share investing, anti-fraud measures

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Regulators from six continents converged on Washington in early October to help raise awareness about educating and protecting investors.
SEC is said to review Guggenheim's Bob Diamond-tied investments

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U.S. regulators are reviewing whether Guggenheim Partners inappropriately steered client money into Bob Diamond's businesses.
Preston Rutledge to be nominated as EBSA chief

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President Donald Trump intends to nominate Preston Rutledge to serve as assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
ERISA Industry Committee sues to stop OregonSaves reporting demands

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The ERISA Industry Committee is seeking an injunction against new reporting requirements from the Oregon Retirement Savings Board.
St. Joseph's Healthcare settles church-plan challenge

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A settlement agreement between St. Joseph's Hospital and pension plan participants challenging its status as a church plan has been preliminarily approved.
Inflation still holding rates down, Fed minutes show

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Committee members felt that "some patience in removing policy accommodation" was warranted while they continue to track inflation trends.
Senate Finance counsel expected to lead DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration

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Preston Rutledge is expected to be nominated to serve as assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Treasury Department calls for capital market reforms

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Treasury calls for "significant reforms" to capital market rules to promote economic growth while still protecting investors.