Updated Thursday, December 18, 2014 as of 10:16 PM ET

2013 Regulatory Forecast: What's on Tap for Advisors?

Will the SEC move on it this year? The uniform fiduciary standard remains under active consideration within the agency, but a lot depends on how quickly the White House nominates a new SEC commissioner. With outgoing chairwoman Mary Schapiro stepping down, the agency will be led by existing commissioner Elisse Walter on an interim basis -- leaving the commission with just four members, two from each party. A partisan majority is often needed to press ahead with thorny regulatory proceedings.

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