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The Human Capital podcast brings you the latest on the people who are helping to shape the financial services regulatory landscape, be they lawmakers, attorneys, industry officials or lobbyists. We'll get inside views from the movers and shakers on how various policy matters are impacting the advisory industry. Hosted by Melanie Waddell, Washington Bureau Chief for Investment Advisor Magazine and ThinkAdvisor.com, this bi-weekly podcast complements the weekly Human Capital briefing. 

May 21, 2021

In this episode of Human Capital we talk with David Bellaire, general counsel for the Financial Services Institute in Washington, about FSI’s lawsuit against the Labor Department for withdrawing its independent contractor rule.

FSI filed a lawsuit on May 13 against the Labor Department for withdrawing its final...


Apr 23, 2021

In this episode of Human Capital, Ed Slott of Ed Slott & Co. relays important tax advice related to potential changes to the stepped-up basis and estate tax, and also warns that the potential boosting of the required minimum distribution age to 75 is likely “useless,” and that lawmakers may actually be “creating...


Mar 19, 2021

In this episode of Human Capital we talk with Susan Schroeder, former chief of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s enforcement division, who’s now a partner at WilmerHale and vice chair of its Securities & Financial Services Department. Schroeder sees enforcement actions related to Regulation Best Interest...


Feb 16, 2021

In this episode of Human Capital, we catch up with Skip Schweiss, the 2021 president of the Financial Planning Association.

Schweiss, former president of TD Ameritrade Trust Company and managing director of advisor advocacy for TD Ameritrade Institutional, talks about FPA’s priorities, including boosting FPA’s...


Dec 4, 2020

In this episode of Human Capital, we talk with IRA and tax specialist Ed Slott of Ed Slott & Co. about his upcoming book, “The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb,” to be released in March.

What’s it about? “The big message is to control the taxes,” Slott says.

“We’ve had lots of tax law changes, but every...